Assess and deliver basic clinical 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 HLTAMB007, 'Assess and deliver basic clinical 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 describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Make initial incident and patient assessment

1.1 Conduct pre-planning before arrival at scene based on information communicated in the request for service

1.2 Conduct scene survey according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

1.3 Conduct primary survey of patient including taking vital signs

1.4 Conduct a secondary survey, including a systematic physical examination of the whole body using applied clinical knowledge

1.5 Obtain and document history of the event

1.6 Identify patient’s main complaints as a basis for systematic prioritised treatment

1.7 Apply situational knowledge of the patient to guide selection of appropriate treatment options

1.8 Determine the time-critical issues given resource considerations

1.9 Assess transport requirements and appropriate destination, versus transport criticality, to ensure requirements of urgency and patient care are met

2. Plan basic pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care

2.1 Establish priorities of care based on initial patient assessment according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

2.2 Develop a treatment plan and outline treatment priorities

2.3 Identify and develop contingency plans based on mechanisms of injury and potential for patient deterioration according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

3. Implement basic patient care procedures

3.1 Implement all patient care procedures and pharmacological therapies within own level of expertise and authority to practise, and the limits of clinical guidelines and protocols

3.2 Identify the need to seek assistance immediately where the situation or patient’s condition requires treatment that is outside scope or authority to practise

3.3 Operate equipment as required for patient management according to manufacturer or supplier’s instructions and clinical guidelines and protocols

3.4 Apply infection prevention and control principles to patient care

3.5 Use safe lifting and patient handling techniques in accordance with workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements and organisation policy and procedures

4. Monitor basic patient care and modify as required

4.1 Re-assess patient at appropriate intervals and modify treatment as required according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

4.2 Monitor pharmacological outcomes, noting effectiveness of treatment regime and amend according to patient’s condition

5. Handover patient to a healthcare facility

5.1 Document relevant patient details according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

5.2 Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

5.3 Ensure documentation for clinical handover procedures contains all necessary information

5.4 Convey information appropriately to authorised individuals involved in ongoing patient care

5.5 Maintain patient care until responsibility for patient is taken over by staff of the receiving agency