Provide postnatal and infant health care

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 HLTAHW059, 'Provide postnatal and infant health care'.
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. Provide health information, support and care after birth for women, infants and families

1.1 Perform maternal and infant physical assessment and record observations of mother and infant in line with standard protocols and organisational guidelines

1.2 Provide information and support for self-care and wellbeing in the postnatal period

1.3 Provide advice on routine care of the newborn to mothers and refer as appropriate and within organisational guidelines and/or procedures

1.4 Implement strategies to establish and support breastfeeding

1.5 Discuss with the client the importance of nutrition, exercise, rest, sleep and support with domestic tasks and care of family in the immediate postnatal period

1.6 Identify minor postnatal problems for mother and newborn and provide appropriate advice

1.7 Identify potentially serious health conditions for mother and newborn and refer to senior health staff

1.8 Provide information on contraceptive options

1.9 Deliver, implement and monitor care in the postnatal period as per standard treatment protocols and in accordance with legislative guidelines

1.10 Undertake immediate care in response to at-risk situations

1.11 Observe and support maternal-infant attachment

2. Organise and evaluate maternal health programs

2.1 Maintain registers of women undergoing postnatal care according to organisational policies and procedures

2.2 Keep schedules of participation in postnatal care and use to organise continuing care for women

2.3 Organise and/or provide reminders, transport and other assistance to attend care according to women’s needs

2.4 Provide support to other staff participating in provision of postnatal care

2.5 Maintain referral and communication networks with medical staff, specialist obstetricians, midwives, allied health staff, birthing facility staff and female community Elders

2.6 Keep statistics on attendance for antenatal care and birthing outcomes and use to evaluate maternal health programs