Apply nursing practice in the perioperative 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 HLTENN026, 'Apply nursing practice in the perioperative 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 as part of an interdisciplinary health care team in the perioperative environment

1.1 Work within scope of practice to support the interdisciplinary health care team in managing the care needs of the person in the perioperative environment

1.2 Contribute to effective team work and positive group dynamics of the interdisciplinary health care team

1.3 Maintain professional communication with all members of the perioperative team

1.4 Reflect the philosophical framework for managing perioperative care in own nursing practice

2. Contribute to preparation of a person for surgical intervention

2.1 Provide holistic person-centred care taking into account the person’s physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs

2.2 Use contemporary perioperative assessment tools accurately and document any physiological and psychological variables in assessment and report to registered nurse and interdisciplinary team

3. Perform clinical nursing actions appropriate to care of a perioperative person

3.1 Use critical thinking and problem-solving approaches to prioritise and adapt nursing interventions to reflect changes in the person’s condition, in consultation with registered nurse

3.2 Perform nursing interventions to assist the surgical team during surgical procedure

3.3 Recognise actual and potential manual handling and environmental hazards and take a pro-active approach in reducing risk and promoting safety

3.4 Check equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions and ensure proper functioning, taking corrective action and reporting when faulty equipment or environmental hazards are detected

3.5 Apply principles of infection control to all activities and at all times in the perioperative environment in line with applicable standards and organisation policies and procedures

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

4. Actively promote improvement and advancement of perioperative nursing care

4.1 Evaluate nursing interventions provided and consider identified outcomes against evidence-based best practice in perioperative nursing

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