Perform holter monitoring

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 HLTCAR002, 'Perform holter monitoring'.
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 equipment for use

1.1 Check equipment for good working order

1.2 Check materialsfor availability and supply

1.3 Insert new battery and cassette tape correctly into holter monitor

2. Prepare client for holter monitor

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 holter monitoring procedure to client

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

2.6 Obtain consent following ethical and legal requirements

3. Prepare for monitor recording

3.1 Maintain client privacy and dignity throughout procedure

3.2 Follow standard infection control procedures

3.3 Position the client correctly and comfortably and place electrodes in accordance with organisation and manufacturer procedures, client’s needs and current standards

3.4 Prepare client’s skin for electrode placement as required

3.5 Attach leads correctly and double check lead placement

3.6 Take a trial trace and check for interference,wandering baseline and amplitude as required

3.7 Identify potential client risks and advise supervisor if risk exists

3.8 Provide accurate instruction to client on use of device

4. Process holter monitor trace

4.1 Produce traceand check trace for diagnostic suitability

4.2 Identify and respond to situations where repeat trace is required

4.3 Remove holter monitor leads and electrodes from client

4.4 Review computer analysis of holter tape in accordance with scope of job role or organise submission of tape to requesting medical officer

5. Complete holter monitor process

5.1 Provide client with assistance as required on completion of procedure

5.2 Clean holter monitor and leads on completion of procedure in accordance with infection control procedures

5.3 Dispose of disposable holter monitor electrodes and other materials in accordance with waste management procedures

5.4 Store holter monitor leads and machine in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and work health and safety (WHS) policy and procedures