Apply nursing practice in the rural and remote 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 HLTENN032, 'Apply nursing practice in the rural and remote 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. Establish the impact of rural and remote context on nursing practice

1.1 Establish the systemic impacts of location on healthcare services as a context for work.

1.2 Recognise individual situations where time, distance and environmental issues may affect a person’s care

1.3 Gather and critically review information to identify gaps, benefits and limitations of health care service options and capacity for effective response

1.4 Engage with the community healthcare network to determine the interrelationships and opportunities for collaborative work practice

2. Adjust assessment and care practices to the rural and remote context

2.1 Prioritise and coordinate work team responsibilities in the context of location being beyond the timely reach of specialist medical assistance in consultation and collaboration with registered nurse

2.2 Adjust assessment tools and techniques within the constraints of environmental impacts on care and availability of resources in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.3 Address concerns with registered nurse related to stabilisation and transport of a person and requirements for further assessment and management

2.4 Evaluate options for transporting a person or waiting for medical assistance in relation to environmental issues, risks, transport availability and the person’s condition

2.5 Re-prioritise nursing care activities rapidly when in changing or changed circumstances in collaboration with registered nurse

2.6 Use emerging health technologies to provide specialist healthcare services

2.7 Apply collaborative nursing practice models, which are sufficiently efficient, sustainable, flexible and responsive to rapidly changing needs of healthcare required

3. Contribute to improved outcomes in rural and remote communities

3.1 Review own practice and professional isolation in the work environment and identify opportunities for professional development

3.2 Use professional and community collaboration and networking to inform practice improvements

3.3 Act as a resource for colleagues and other health professionals providing mentoring and coaching within authorised scope of practice

3.4 Participate in organisation processes for continuous improvement of health care service delivery using own practice experience to inform contributions

3.5 Seek and use community feedback on practice and service delivery in collaboration with registered nurse

3.6 Identify and take opportunities to empower community members to seek healthcare, and participate in health promotion and illness prevention initiatives

3.7 Provide community health education that targets specific areas of risk and concern in the community initiatives to address chronic disease risk factors and illness prevention using culturally appropriate modes of communication

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