Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures

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 HLTDEN001, 'Prepare for and assist with oral health care procedures'.
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 the dental surgery for oral health care procedures

1.1 Make accessible in the clean zone of the surgery the patient’s necessary charts and records

1.2 Identify correctly the planned procedure

1.3 Anticipate and select correctly the equipment, instruments materials and medicaments for the planned procedure, and arrange them in their likely order of use

1.4 Give personal protective equipment to the patient and members of the dental team

1.5 Support aseptic techniques to prevent the spread of infection

2. Use dental terminology in communication within the health care setting

2.1 Communicate with other members of the dental team using dental terminology

2.2 Receive, understand and document written and oral instructions using dental terminology

2.3 Use and correctly interpret frequently used abbreviations and symbols in dentistry

2.4 Refer to the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary for interpreting information used in dental assisting work.

3. Record personal, medical and dental details

3.1 Actively encourage patients to provide complete information without embarrassment or hesitation

3.2 Make accurate, legible and legal records of the patient’s personal, medical and dental information as directed by the operator

3.3 Verify this information in accordance with operator requirements

3.4 Maintain confidentiality of patient information

4. Select and prepare syringe safely for local anaesthesia

4.1 Select and prepare the correct syringe, cartridge and needle for local anaesthesia as directed by the operator

4.2 Check the expiry dates for the local anaesthetic cartridge prior to use

4.3 Transfer the unused local anaesthetic syringe to the operator in accordance with infection control guidelines for the transfer of sharps between health care workers

4.4 Disassemble syringe, cartridge and dispose of needle and cartridge appropriately

5. Assist the operator during oral health care procedures

5.1 Select and transfer to the operator the instruments, the equipment, materials and medicaments required for oral health care procedures

5.2 Assist the operator to maintain a clear field of vision

5.3 Clear the mouth of oral fluids and debris, and control moisture

5.4 Retract and protect the patient’s soft tissues using instruments and materials appropriate to the procedure

5.5 Monitor the patient’s well-being and take the necessary actions without delay to support the patient and the operator

5.6 Prepare the correct materials and medicaments using the correct technique and to the correct consistency and quantity required, and within the designated timelines as directed by the operator

5.7 Select additional instruments and materials as required without contaminating sterile stock

5.8 Dispose of waste materials appropriately during the cleaning and change-over using sustainable practices and organisation protocols

6. Maintain and store instruments, equipment materials and medicaments

6.1 Check that instrument sharpness conforms to operator specifications and advise of any deficiency

6.2 Maintain instruments and equipment in good working order

6.3 Store instruments, equipment, materials and medicaments correctly, according to manufacturers’ instructions

6.4 Monitor storage requirements, shelf life and expiry dates of materials and medicaments

6.5 Report faults in equipment or instruments promptly to the operator

6.6 Ensure tracking and maintenance records are legible and accurate

6.7 Arrange for servicing of instruments and equipment in line with manufacturers’ instructions