Apply nursing practice in the orthopaedic 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 HLTENN017, 'Apply nursing practice in the orthopaedic 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 describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work in interdisciplinary health care team caring for a person with an orthopaedic condition

1.1 Provide nursing care that supports the interdisciplinary health care team in caring for the person with an orthopaedic condition

1.2 Work effectively in the interdisciplinary health care team to foster positive group dynamics with other health care professionals

1.3 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

1.4 Use critical thinking and problem-solving approaches to propose actions and implement nursing interventions, in consultation with registered nurse and relevant interdisciplinary health care team

2. Clarify the impact of the orthopaedic condition on the person, family and carer

2.1 Maintain current knowledge of orthopaedic conditions and associated pathophysiology as they apply to each clinical manifestation

2.2 Identify the psychosocial impact and potential complications for the person and clarify their needs

2.3 Discuss impacts and complications of the person’s condition with the person, and their family or carer, as appropriate within scope of practice

2.4 Contribute to long-term management and planning of the recovery phase of care required for the person with an orthopaedic condition

3. Actively promote improvement and advancement of orthopaedic nursing

3.1 Monitor and evaluate own nursing care provided to the person to assist with organisation continuous improvement

3.2 Evaluate nursing interventions provided and consider outcomes against evidence-based best practice in orthopaedic nursing

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