Assist with stress testing

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 HLTCAR003, 'Assist with stress testing'.
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 stress testing equipment

1.1 Check and confirm availability of materials

1.2 Check equipment for good working order in accordance with organisation procedures and manufacturer guidelines

2. Prepare clientfor stress testing

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 Review client medical history and address pre-existing conditions within scope of own job role

2.5 Provide complete and accurate information in easily understood language regarding the stress test procedure to client

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

2.7 Obtain consent following ethical and legal requirements

3. Attach electrodes for stress test

3.1 Maintain client privacy and dignity throughout procedure

3.2 Follow standard infection control procedures

3.3 Prepare client’s skin for electrode placement as required

3.4 Position client correctly and comfortably and place electrodes in accordance with client needs and current standards

3.5 Attach blood pressure cuff correctly to the client

4. Assist medical officer during stress test

4.1 Ensure supervising medical officer is present prior to commencement of test

4.2 Follow medical officer instruction during test

4.3 Record blood pressure and 12 lead electrocardiography (ECG) whilst client is supine and standing

4.4 Record and monitor 12 lead ECG and blood pressure during exercise and post exercise in accordance with policies and procedures

4.5 Identify and report signs of client discomfort, distress or adverse reaction to the medical officer in attendance and check equipment for true reading

4.6 Suspend or stop the test in response to adverse client reaction

4.7 Inform and reassure client, as appropriate, throughout the procedure

4.8 Maintain communication with the client throughout procedure

5. Complete stress test

5.1 Remove stress test leads and electrodes from client following correct procedure

5.2 Store stress test leads in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines

5.3 Dispose of disposable stress test electrodes and other materials in accordance with waste management procedures

5.4 Provide client with assistance as required, on completion of the procedure

5.5 Complete, print and present report to cardiologist for review