Maintain quality and supply of anaesthetic equipment and consumables

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 HLTANA005, 'Maintain quality and supply of anaesthetic equipment and consumables'.
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. Check functioning and conduct routine maintenance

1.1 Check availability of minimum equipment requirements as per Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) policy guidelines

1.2 Perform safety checks

1.3 Ensure anaesthetic equipment is functioning correctly and rectify any routine problems

1.4 Clean and safely store equipment

1.5 Report hazardous, damaged or faulty equipment and arrange repairs

1.6 Disassemble and clean anaesthetic equipment

1.7 Dispose of disposable/single use items

2. Maintain adequate stock levels of anaesthetic consumable items

2.1 Access and interpret stock documentation, store and rotate stock, check stock levels and take action to maintain supply

2.2 Communicate unavailability of stock to relevant personnel

2.3 Identify when to withdraw and dispose of stock in compliance with health hazard notices and environmental protection authority

2.4 Dispose of expired stock safely in accordance with legislative requirements

2.5 Ensure product disclosure information, technical data sheets and material safety data sheets are available and referenced as required

3. Implement planned maintenance

3.1 Identify maintenance procedures and appropriate documentation

3.2 Maintain anaesthetic and monitoring equipment

3.3 Complete regular servicing in accordance with scope of own role

3.4 Complete accurate maintenance documentation and escalate to relevant personnel any issue

3.5 Review maintenance records and update

4. Arrange repairs of anaesthetic equipment

4.1 Identify anaesthetic equipment faults and place safety hazard label on anaesthetic equipment

4.2 Complete repair request documentation and give to relevant personnel for actioning

4.3 Complete routine and minor anaesthetic equipment repairs

5. Orientate staff to anaesthetic and monitoring equipment

5.1 Provide instruction on anaesthetic equipment to other members of the multidisciplinary team

5.2 Provide in-service training on anaesthetic equipment to other members of the multidisciplinary team

6. Evaluate anaesthetic and monitoring equipment for purchase

6.1 Develop evaluation criteria and documentation for equipment being considered for trialling or purchase in consultation with the anaesthetist

6.2 Apply agreed criteria to evaluation and provide recommendations for purchase

6.3 Provide feedback to companies on products under development, as requested