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 HLTAMBCR401C, '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



1. Make initial client assessment

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

1.2 Conduct scene survey according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

1.3 Conduct primary survey according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

1.4 Check and monitor vital signs in accordance with local ambulance standard operation procedure

1.5 Obtain history of the event

1.6 Conduct secondary survey, incorporating a systematic physical examination of the whole body

1.7 Identify chief complaints, including pattern and mechanism of illness or injury as a basis for prioritising treatment

1.8 Obtain client's medical history to ensure appropriate treatment is selected

1.9 Determine client's potential or actual time criticality versus transport criticality

1.10 Assess transport requirements and appropriate destination, considering client's condition and the type of resources needed to ensure that requirements of urgency and client care are met

2. Plan basic out-of-hospital client care

2.1 Establish priorities of care based on initial client assessment according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

2.2 Develop contingency plans based on mechanisms of injury and potential for client deterioration according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

3. Implement basic client care procedures

3.1 Commence all client care procedures and drug therapies within the individual's level of expertise and authority to practise and limits of the local ambulance clinical practice guidelines/protocols

3.2 Where the situation or client's condition requires treatment that is outside the scope or authority to practise of the attending officer, immediately recognise the need for assistance and seek help

3.3 Correctly operate ambulance equipment as required for client management according to manufacturer/supplier's instructions and local clinical guidelines/protocols

3.4 Implement client care techniques in accordance with infection control procedures and techniques

3.5 Use safe lifting and client handling techniques in accordance with WHS requirements and organisation policy and procedures

4. Monitor basic client care and modify as required

4.1 Re-assess client and presenting conditions at appropriate intervals and modify treatment as required according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

4.2 Modify drug therapy noting effectiveness of treatment regime and amend according to client's condition

4.3 Identify and initiate need for advanced levels of intervention and action

5. Hand over client requiring basic care

5.1 Document relevant client details according to local ambulance standard operation procedure

5.2 Maintain client confidentiality at all times

5.3 Ensure documentation for handover procedures conveys all necessary information

5.4 Convey information appropriately to those individuals involved in ongoing client care to facilitate understanding and optimise continuing care

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