Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

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 HLTENN015, 'Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting'.
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 specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element.

1. Work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team in a primary health care environment

1.1 Apply principles of primary health care and work within the philosophical framework supporting primary health care system

1.2 Identify the primary health care service model and the roles and professional expertise of various members of the interdisciplinary health care team

1.3 Undertake effective decision-making and initiate action based on results of clinical assessment and in collaboration with various members of the interdisciplinary health care team

2. Recognise impact of a health problem on a person in the primary health care environment

2.1 Define health issues for the community or target group of the primary health care service, and reflect this knowledge in own work

2.2 Recognise clinical manifestations of health conditions affecting the health status of the person requiring primary health care

2.3 Review the person’s records to determine priorities and potential areas of risk for implementation of primary health care

2.4 Discuss information gained from assessment of the person with appropriate members of the interdisciplinary health care team

2.5 Discuss the physical, psychological and social impacts of a health problem on daily living activities with the person and, with the person’s consent, with family or carer

2.6 Identify actual or potential environmental health issues impacting the person requiring primary health care in consultation and collaboration with the registered nurse

3. Provide health education and health promotion for illness prevention

3.1 Identify health literacy issues that potentially inhibit the person’s capacity to access, understand, evaluate and communicate information to maintain and improve their health

3.2 Adopt strategies to support the person’s capacity to gain and understand information

3.3 Support the person to engage in illness prevention through health promotion programs to meet the person’s needs

3.4 Contribute to health policy in the primary health care environment and participate in health education programs for the person and community groups

4. Perform nursing interventions that support a person’s health care needs

4.1 Ensure nursing interventions reflect the person’s needs and individuality including considering cultural, religious, age and gender issues and the person’s physical, psychological and social needs

4.2 Implement nursing interventions using respectful practices that also support the person’s dignity and privacy

4.3 Encourage the person, family or carer to assist with the person’s self-care care as appropriate

4.4 Plan and adjust nursing interventions to assist the person to meet their daily living activities

4.5 Identify and prioritise nursing interventions according to the person’s needs

4.6 Initiate appropriate first aid and other emergency treatment according to organisation policy and procedure

5. Evaluate outcomes of planned primary health care and promote suitable resources

5.1 Monitor, evaluate and document the person’s response to nursing interventions and their progress toward primary health goals, and report findings to relevant interdisciplinary health care team

5.2 Identify community and other resources to match the person’s needs, and provide the person, family or carer with information on available resources and how to access them