Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 HLTENN006, 'Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment'.
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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. Apply protocols for wound assessment.

1.1 Use appropriate medical terminology when assessing, reporting and recording data on wounds.

1.2 Use strategies to minimise cross-infection during assessment and implementation of wound management strategies.

1.3 Observe orders and instructions relating to non-disturbance of dressings.

2. Assess impact of wound on a person, family or carer.

2.1 Assist in performing holistic assessment of the person with a wound.

2.2 Apply knowledge of the physiological and biochemical processes associated with normal wound healing when assessing the person’s wound.

2.3 Consider factors that impact on wound healing, including psychosocial impact of a wound on the person’s daily living activities.

2.4 Consider common problems and complications of wounds when assessing the person’s wound.

2.5 Discuss modes of transmission of infection and infection development with the person, family or carer.

3. Contribute to planning care for a person with a wound.

3.1 Consider primary health care principles and holistic approaches when planning care for the person with a wound.

3.2 Access wound care experts to assist in decision-making for wound care management.

3.3 Maintain current knowledge and use an evidence-based and problem-solving approach in contributing to analysis and planning of appropriate wound care management strategies.

3.4 Contribute to an individual wound management plan for the person in consultation and collaboration with the person, registered nurse and the interdisciplinary health care team.

3.5 Discuss preventative wound care strategies with the person, family or carer.

3.6 Identify the person’s comfort needs such as pain relief in consultation with registered nurse before undertaking wound care.

4. Undertake clinical nursing care in implementing wound care strategies.

4.1 Use contemporary assessment tools accurately.

4.2 Implement wound care strategies, taking into account legislation and organisation policy and procedures.

4.3 In consultation and collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team, identify wound management products and techniques appropriate to the identified phase of wound healing, and collect all resources required for the procedure.

4.4 Collect specimens required for microbiology and cytology according to organisation policy and procedures.

4.5 Dispose of all articles including hazardous waste appropriately according to organisation policy and procedures.

4.6 Make the person comfortable, and complete required documentation.

5. Apply contemporary wound management strategies to complex or challenging wounds.

5.1 Apply knowledge of wound complexity and the pathological processes of wound healing for complex or challenging wounds

5.2 Identify common problems and complications of complex and challenging wounds.

5.3 Follow aseptic technique for a clean surgical wound and use infection prevention techniques appropriate to the type of wound.

5.4 Remove sutures, clips and drains from a person and replace wound drainage bag as directed by a registered nurse.

5.5 Implement appropriate contemporary wound management strategies to manage the person’s complex or challenging wounds.

5.6 Participate with the interdisciplinary health care team in making an assessment of the person with a complex or challenging wound within an holistic framework.

5.7 Create and review individualised plans of care for the person with a complex or challenging wound.

6. Assist in evaluating outcomes of nursing actions.

6.1 Ensure involvement of the person in the evaluation process.

6.2 Monitor the person’s response to wound management strategies, and their progress towards planned wound management goals.

6.3 Evaluate, document and communicate progress of wound healing and wound care strategy outcomes to the appropriate members of the interdisciplinary health care team using contemporary terminology.

6.4 Assist in assessing effectiveness of the person’s wound management strategies and products used.

6.5 Modify wound management strategies, procedures and goals for the individual person.

6.6 Work within a cost effective framework.

6.7 Identify and plan health education and promotion strategies for the person in consultation and collaboration with the registered nurse.