Apply nursing practice in the emergency 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 HLTENN016, 'Apply nursing practice in the emergency 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 emergency health care team

1.1 Identify own role in providing emergency care and the contributions made by emergency services personnel, referring agencies, the hospital and others in the emergency care team

1.2 Provide nursing care to the person in response to trauma and under emergency care conditions, supporting the emergency care team

1.3 Work effectively in the emergency health care team to foster positive group dynamics with other health care professionals

1.4 Identify and clarify emergency care needs of the person and discuss problems and complications with the person and their family or carer, as appropriate and within scope of practice

1.5 Undertake appropriate pre-, intra- and post-diagnostic procedures in line with organisation policy and procedures and within scope of practice

1.6 Assist in preparing the person for transport to another health care facility to meet their needs for further medical treatment or services

1.7 Recognise potential and actual emergency situations and take action in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and scope of practice

1.8 Record treatment provided to the person and their response to provided emergency care

2. Contribute to quality and safety of emergency nursing care.

2.1 Re-prioritise emergency care activities rapidly when in changing or changed circumstances as directed by the registered nurse

2.2 Identify potential or actual risks when providing emergency care and participate in organisation risk assessment identification and risk management processes

2.3 Use critical thinking and problem-solving approaches to propose actions and implement nursing interventions, in consultation with registered nurse

2.4 Identify when the acuity of a person is beyond own skills and knowledge and promptly consult with registered nurse and relevant interdisciplinary health care team

3. Actively promote improvement and advancement of emergency nursing

3.1 Document outcomes of care and communicate findings to other members of the emergency care team in accordance with organisation policy

3.2 Evaluate nursing interventions provided and consider identified outcomes against evidence-based best practice in emergency care nursing

3.3 Seek out opportunities and participate in professional development, acquiring knowledge to guide own practice and acting as a resource for colleagues

3.4 Recognise symptoms of stress and professional burnout in self, peers and colleagues, and refer to appropriate services within organisation policies and procedures and scope of practice