Perform electrocardiography (ECG)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 HLTCAR001, 'Perform electrocardiography (ECG)'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element.

1. Prepare electrocardiography machine for use

1.1 Check cleanliness and settings of ECG machine prior to use in accordance with organisation procedures and infection control requirements

1.2 Prepare ECG leads in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications

2. Prepare for ECG procedure

2.1 Greet client courteously and identify self

2.2 Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedure

2.3 Obtain, interpret and accurately record personal and clinical information in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.4 Provide complete and accurate information in easily understood language regarding the ECG procedure to client

2.5 Provide client with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss areas of concern

2.6 Obtain consent following ethical and legal requirements

3. Prepare client for ECG procedure

3.1 Maintain client privacy and dignity throughout procedure

3.2 Follow standard infection control procedures

3.3 Position the client correctly and comfortably as recommended by manufacturer or organisation procedure for different client groups

3.4 Prepare client’s skin for electrode placement in accordance with organisation procedures and manufacturer instructions

3.5 Attach leads in accordance with procedure required and manufacturer’s recommendations, and double check lead placement

3.6 Identify potential client risks and advise supervisor if risk exists

4. Produce an ECG trace

4.1 Produce traceand check trace for diagnostic suitability

4.2 Identify and respond to situations where repeat trace is required

4.3 Forward trace to relevant organisation or medical officer for interpretation using required method of transmission according to organisation procedure

4.4 Record episode details in accordance with organisation procedures

5. Complete ECG process

5.1 Remove ECG leads and electrodes from client maintaining client privacy and ensuring skin integrity

5.2 Provide client with assistance as required, on completion of procedure

5.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with waste management procedures

5.4 Store ECG machine in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications