Prepare clients for anaesthesia

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 HLTANA001, 'Prepare clients for anaesthesia'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Prepare clients for anaesthesia' 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. Receive and prepare client

1.1 Greet client, confirm identity, correlate with identification band, client notes, consent form and follow other identification procedures according to organisation policy

1.2 Acknowledge accompanying relatives and carers sensitively and appropriately

1.3 Obtain verbal confirmation of surgical procedure and location if applicable

1.4 Note any client factors that impact on their care

1.5 Complete preparation tasks or check that these have been completed by others and provide clear information to client

1.6 Monitor the client’s safety, physical and emotional wellbeing through continual observation

1.7 Identify, record and immediately report any variations, discrepancies and changes to the client, their documentation or their wishes to the anaesthetist and other relevant personnel

1.8 Label client property and store securely in accordance with organisation policy

2. Attach and detach equipment

2.1 Select routine monitoring and other equipment in accordance with anaesthetist’s preference

2.2 Prepare skin and attach correctly, following infection prevention and control procedures

2.3 Set equipment in operation and confirm functioning

2.4 Carefully detach equipment with minimum risk of damage to client, staff or equipment, once the anaesthetist indicates that it is no longer required

2.5 Clean and restore equipment ready for reuse

3. Provide assistance with insertion of intravenous cannulation

3.1 Liaise with anaesthetist to confirm requirements

3.2 Observe client behaviour and respond to situations where support is required

3.3. Provide optimum conditions to facilitate access

3.4 Select, prepare and provide anaesthetic medical officer with required equipment in an aseptic manner

3.5 Following insertion, adequately and safely secure the device

3.6 Dispose of waste/sharps in accordance with waste management policies and infection control guidelines

4. Assist with transfer of clients

4.1 Plan to transfer client into procedural/operating room according to operational requirements

4.2 Ensure relevant personnel and client are aware of the actions to be performed

4.3 Detach equipment/infusions not required from the client before the transfer takes place

4.4 Ensure equipment attached to the client is safely and correctly adjusted during transfer

4.5 Employ safe moving and handling techniques during client transfer

4.6 Ensure movement is conducted safely and client discomfort minimised

4.7 Correctly re-connect and adjust equipment/infusions on completion of transfer, as necessary

4.8 Maintain client’s dignity during transfer

5. Assist with positioning of clients

5.1 Inform client of positioning procedures to be completed, and seek his/her cooperation when appropriate

5.2 Position client in consultation with other health care professionals

5.3 Ensure all relevant equipment is available, is functioning correctly and is correctly attached/placed in accordance with the anaesthetist’s and surgeon’s preferences and the individual needs of the client

5.4 Ensure client is protected from injury in collaboration with other relevant health professionals

5.5 Obtain assistance to position client when necessary

5.6 Observe any abnormal responses and report any action required to be taken to the anaesthetist