Apply casts

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 HLTCT401D, 'Apply casts'.
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



1. Prepare to apply casts

1.1 Assemble and check equipment and materials for applying casts to ensure that it is in clean and in working order

1.2 Receive and confirm if in doubt requirements for application of casts with relevant personnel

1.3 Assess client's condition and identify precautions and potential complications of applying cast

1.4 Explain procedure to client and obtain client consent/agreement

1.5 Provide the client opportunities to ask questions and discuss areas of concern

1.6 Meet the comfort and safety needs of the client and applicator

1.7 Review the condition of wound and pin site and refer to relevant personnel as required

2. Apply casts

2.1 Position the area to which cast is to be applied in accordance with industry best practice

2.2 Meet the comfort and safety needs of the client and applicator

2.3 Client's specific needs in relation to application of casts are identified

2.4 Apply cast according to instructions and to meet client's needs

2.5 Achieve the correct moulding of cast

2.6 Complete documentation

3. Undertake post application procedures

3.1 Clean client at completion of procedure

3.2 Observe that the neurovascular status of limb to is within normal limits

3.3 Check the fit and functionality of cast

3.4 Provide client and carer with written and verbal advice for care of cast and limb

3.5 Fit client with sling, heel/overshoes and ambulation aids, as required

3.6 Instruct client on correct use of ambulation aids and ensure client is safe

3.7 Arrange appropriate support for client

4. Clean working environment

4.1 Dispose of waste in accordance with waste management policies

4.2 Clean equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and stored safely

4.3 Clean work surfaces in accordance with infection control guidelines