Assist with clinical procedures used in 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 HLTANA006, 'Assist with clinical procedures used in anaesthesia'.
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. Prepare client and equipment

1.1 Read procedure information, check anaesthetist requirements and surgical factors that may impact on the anaesthetic procedure

1.2 Develop and communicate individualised anaesthesia plan in collaboration with anaesthetist

1.3 Select and prepare equipment and materials in relation to sequence and requirements of the clients and their anaesthetic procedure

1.4 Ensure all relevant anaesthetic equipment and materials are clean/disinfected/sterile, functioning correctly, prepared for use, and if necessary, calibrated

1.5 Position equipment and materials for accessibility

1.6 Accurately document accountable anaesthetic items

1.7 Position the client for the procedure and provide optimum conditions to facilitate access

1.8 Check environment for administration of anaesthesia and adjust accordingly

2. Provide assistance to the anaesthetist

2.1 Provide assistance to the anaesthetist during anaesthetic procedures and the induction, maintenance and completion of anaesthesia

2.2 Check client’s physiological parameters when required or as directed by anaesthetist

2.3 Complete required documentation

2.4 Identify, validate and report deviations from acceptable limits of the client’s physiological parameters to the anaesthetist

2.5 Report signs of client discomfort, distress or adverse reaction to the anaesthetist

2.6 Assist with the perioperative medical management of the patient

3. Restore equipment and environment at completion of procedure

3.1 Clean, disinfect or sterilise equipment in accordance with infection control guidelines and manufacturer’s instructions

3.2 Manage faulty equipment in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and manufacturer's guidelines

3.3 Restore the environment to required status

3.4 Restock consumables according to facility requirements