Assess and deliver standard 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 HLTAMB008, 'Assess and deliver standard 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. Perform pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient assessment

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

1.2 Perform appropriate clinical surveys to collect and analyse assessment information at critical points in time

1.3 Use applied clinical knowledge to assess the mechanism of injury, pattern of injury and potential for injury to identify any non-obvious clinical signs during patient assessment

1.4 Use a critical questioning process to make links between patient’s illness or injury and information found at the scene

1.5 Base patient assessment on a demonstrable and clearly thought out series of problem solving steps or linkages

2. Identify variations in physical health status

2.1 Integrate principles of anatomy and pathophysiology with assessment data for specific conditions, disorders and injuries

2.2 Identify variations from normal homeostasis and body system functions using established clinical guidelines/protocols

2.3 Identify variations to cellular metabolism when assessing patient for poor states of perfusion

2.4 Analyse the need for and potential impact of treatments and pharmacological therapies on patient’s health status

2.5 Identify the effects on patient’s health status of pharmacological therapies based on pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

2.6 Use diagnostic reasoning when determining the potential for injury or illness

3. Plan pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care

3.1 Identify main patient complaints as a basis for prioritised treatment and care based on assessed patient needs and overall assessment of the scene

3.2 Analyse clinical and situational data gathered to plan treatment

3.3 Establish patient management plan based on primary and secondary survey, known patient history, assessment of the scene and factors related to distance from hospital or medical care

3.4 Evaluate the injury and potential for deterioration and develop contingency plans based on mechanisms of injury

3.5 Systematically evaluate and interpret patient assessment information to make judgements regarding patient care requirements

3.6 Ensure judgement, which forms the basis on which treatment is planned, can be reasonably justified in terms of the information available at the time

3.7 Differentiate between patients who require rapid stabilisation and transport because of trauma or illness, and those who require further on-the-scene assessment and management

3.8 Determine time-critical issues given resource considerations

4. Implement pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care procedures

4.1 Implement all care and treatment procedures to the level of own expertise and within established clinical guidelines and protocols

4.2 Commence pharmacological therapies as patient’s presenting condition determines, with reference to established clinical guidelines and protocols and pharmacological requirements

4.3 Recognise the need for assistance where the situation or patient’s condition requires treatment that is outside the practice guidelines and seek help immediately

5. Monitor and evaluate pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care

5.1 Monitor all aspects of patient’s condition at appropriate intervals to establish trends

5.2 Assess potential effects on patient’s condition of procedures implemented

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

5.4 Recognise changes in patient’s condition and adapt management according to the scope or authority to practice of the attending officer

5.5 Evaluate patient care interventions used against pre-hospital/out-of-hospital best practice for clinical care

6. Hand over patient requiring pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care to receiving facility

6.1 Document relevant patient details according to local standard operation procedures

6.2 Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

6.3 Ensure documentation for handover procedures conveys all necessary information

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

6.5 Convey information appropriately to those individuals involved in ongoing patient care to facilitate understanding and optimise continuing patient care