Deliver intensive 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 HLTAMB009, 'Deliver intensive clinical care'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Deliver intensive clinical care' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess need for specialised intervention

1.1 Assess patient on the basis of a high level of clinical knowledge and a high level of contemporary clinical evidence based practice

1.2 Confirm that assessment of the need for specialised intervention is based on a demonstrable and clearly thought out series of problem-solving steps or linkages

1.3 Analyse and explain the patient assessment process when subject to clinical audit

2. Analyse information from clinical assessment to make a judgement about specialised pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care

2.1 Use systematic evaluation of patient assessment to interpret and make judgements regarding specialised patient care requirements

2.2 Confirm judgement is in line with high level contemporary evidence based practice and organisation clinical practice guidelines/protocols

2.3 Justify that the judgement, which forms the basis on which specialised treatment is planned, is reasonable in terms of the information available at the time

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

3.1 Establish priorities of care, based on assessment of the total scene and drawing on specialised knowledge and experience

3.2 Recognise and interpret mechanisms of injury and potential for patient deterioration in conjunction with factors inherent in patient’s condition, environment and potential impact of procedures or movement

3.3 Develop contingency plans, based on mechanisms of injury and potential for patient deterioration

3.4 Establish patient management plan, based on analysis of the scene and the patient and drawing on high level clinical knowledge

3.5 Determine patient’s potential or actual time criticality versus transport criticality

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

4.1 Commence all patient care procedures and pharmacological therapies as patient’s presenting condition determines, with reference to local clinical and legislative guidelines and pharmacological requirements

4.2 Confirm all actions are in accordance with established clinical guidelines and protocols.

4.3 Consult and collaborate with designated medical authorities as required

5. Monitor specialised pre-hospital/out-of-hospital patient care and modify as required

5.1 Monitor all aspects of patient’s condition including vital signs at appropriate intervals to establish trends in terms of specialised procedures, interventions or knowledge

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

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 Recognise the need for assistance and seek help immediately where the situation or patient’s condition requires treatment outside the scope or authority to practice of the attending officer

5.6 Maintain and/or modify treatment, according to patient need as determined by the re-assessment process

6. Hand over patient requiring specialised care

6.1 Document relevant patient details according to organisation clinical practice guidelines/protocols

6.2 Maintain patient confidentiality at all times

6.3 Ensure documentation for handover procedures conveys all necessary information

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

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