Provide care to clients undertaking renal dialysis in the community setting

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAHW055, 'Provide care to clients undertaking renal dialysis in the community setting'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess peritoneal catheter exit site and client dressing technique

1.1 Identify signs of exit site infection

1.2 Elicit signs of catheter tunnel infection

1.3 Obtain exit site swab and send for microbiological analysis

1.4 Appraise client technique for dressing exit site

1.5 Instruct client on appropriate exit site care

1.6 Document condition of exit site and refer problems in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2. Assess patency of arteriovenous (A-V) fistula

2.1 Obtain history of pain, swelling or trauma around A-V fistula

2.2 Elicit history of haemodialysis needling problems or abnormal ‘A’ and ‘V’ pressure readings

2.3 Palpate fistula for thrill and auscultate for bruit

2.4 Identify signs suggesting fistula stenosis or infection

2.5 Promptly report potential fistula problems to medical staff for assessment

2.6 Document findings of assessment in client notes

3. Identify common or serious dialysis problems

3.1 Identify clinical features suggestive of dialysis-related peritonitis and promptly refer clients

3.2 Consider causes and take note of peritoneal fluid failing to drain

3.3 Recognise clinical features of uraemia

3.4 Anticipate hazards associated with haemodialysis after a number of missed dialysis sessions and communicate risks to client

3.5 Refer identified dialysis problems to senior health staff according to organisation procedures and clinical guidelines

4. Broker supply of dialysis consumables and support use

4.1 Obtain information on client’s requirements for dialysis consumables

4.2 Order stock from supplier in accordance with client needs and organisational procedures

4.3 Support and monitor appropriate storage arrangements for dialysis consumables

4.4 Identify, document, report and resolve problems with supply or storage of dialysis consumables

4.5 Facilitate client use of their dialysis treatment protocol