Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

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 HLTENN005, 'Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs'.
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. Perform nursing interventions to assist a person with complex needs.

1.1 Perform nursing interventions based on the person’s predetermined plan of care.

1.2 Undertake nursing interventions demonstrating respect for the person’s dignity and cultural diversity.

1.3 Encourage the person to assist by undertaking aspects of their own care during care interventions.

1.4 Consider the person’s physical, emotional and psychosocial needs when performing nursing interventions.

2. Contribute to the nursing care of people with common disorders and conditions

2.1 Provide nursing care to the person appropriate to the management of complex conditions.

2.2 Observe, report and document the person’s reactions and responses to the provided care management and medication.

2.3 Refer promptly to the registered nurse any reactions, responses or variations from the normal or unexpected outcomes, including concern for the deteriorating person.

3. Use critical thinking to improve care quality.

3.1 Monitor own thinking constantly in relation to own clarity, precision, accuracy, consistency, logic and significance of care, in order to correct oneself when appropriate in the context of caring for a person.

3.2 Identify possible nursing interventions for a person with complex needs, based on health information and clinical presentation.

3.3 Raise the issue with the registered nurse where the nursing interventions are at odds with an already prescribed course of action by multidisciplinary team.

3.4 Explain clearly the reasoning behind specific decisions and actions being taken in the context of the health care of the person.

3.5 Identify areas for quality improvement including to organisation processes in the care of a person with complex needs.