Apply nursing practice in the hyperbaric 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
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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
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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 the hyperbaric environment

1.1 Identify roles and responsibilities of members of the interdisciplinary health care team in the hyperbaric environment

1.2 Identify potential and actual hazards involved with working in the hyperbaric environment and observe workplace health and safety requirements in own practice

1.3 Identify rationale for pre-hyperbaric treatment safety checklists and participate pre-hyperbaric treatment safety processes

1.4 Identify potential causes of emergencies associated with the hyperbaric chamber and hyperbaric treatment and use appropriate methods to prevent emergencies

1.5 Apply knowledge of the hyperbaric chamber and locate main oxygen valve for situations or emergencies where the valve will need to be shut off

1.6 Set up the specific hyperbaric chamber equipment for treatments correctly and use problem-solving skills during hyperbaric treatments.

1.7 Identify actual and potential contraindications to hyperbaric therapy both for the person undergoing hyperbaric treatment and for the health care team members

1.8 Undertake annual hyperbaric medical and promote this requirement with colleagues

2. Contribute to holistic and specific assessment for hyperbaric treatment

2.1 Perform holistic assessment of the person in conjunction with the interdisciplinary health care team using resources and tools specific to the hyperbaric unit in line with organisation policies and procedures

2.2 Identify possible psychological and physical complications of hyperbaric treatment for the person including contraindications, based on findings of the person’s assessment

2.3 Discuss physical, psychological and social impacts of hyperbaric treatment with the person, family or carer to ensure their knowledge is sufficient for them to make informed consent

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 members

3. Perform nursing interventions in the hyperbaric environment

3.1 Apply strategies for managing a person’s anxiety during hyperbaric therapy

3.2 Monitor and manage a person’s drainage tubes including any interventions that relate to the use of suction in the hyperbaric chamber at depth and at surface

3.3 Apply principles related to hyperbaric oxygen therapy when setting up and managing a range of breathing system in the hyperbaric chamber

3.4 Perform wound management and record wound response to hyperbaric therapy and report to the interdisciplinary health care team

3.5 Respond appropriately to hyperbaric emergencies or toxicity in line with organisation policies and procedures

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

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