Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary 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 HLTAHW071, 'Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary 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. Manage administration of medicines

1.1 Maintain accurate records of medicines’ administration in client files according to organisation policies and procedures

1.2 Establish and maintain systems for managing medication administration within the clinic in consultation with relevant medical health professionals and appropriately authorised persons

1.3 Refer individual medication regimens for regular review by authorised practitioner

1.4 Involve pharmacists in medication management including, where appropriate, medication reviews or use of Webster-packs

1.5 Check doses of medicine made up by other health staff for accuracy, including dose, indication and consideration of contraindications

1.6 Support and instruct other health workers in the safe and efficacious use of medicines

1.7 Monitor the appropriate use of medicines by other health staff

2. Initiate assessment and treatment using standard treatment manuals

2.1 Use standard workplace treatment manuals to commence assessment and treatment

2.2 Consult an authorising practitioner in accordance with standard treatment manuals and organisational policies and procedures

2.3 Dispense medicines according to organisational policies and procedures and the appropriate legal and regulatory framework

2.4 Document clinical assessments, any advice sought and assessment and treatment initiated in client medical files

3. Manage the ordering, transportation, storage and disposal of medicines

3.1 Ensure medicines are securely stored in accordance with legislative requirements

3.2 Establish working relationships with local medical practitioners and pharmacists to support management of clinic medicines stores

3.3 Monitor patterns of medicines use and use this information to inform reorder quantities and ensure minimum stock holdings

3.4 Ensure clinic medicines stock is checked regularly and re-ordered in appropriate quantities

3.5 Source medicines supplies as locally appropriate

3.6 Add new stock and dispose of out-of-date stock according to organisational policies and procedures

3.7 Organise clinic medicines stock logically and securely, with access to clinic medicines store monitored and restricted to authorised personnel

3.8 Correctly apply cold chain principles for storage and transport of medication requiring refrigeration