Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

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 HLTENN034, 'Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice'.
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. Model high standards of performance

1.1 Make own clinical performance consistent with the organisation's vision and objectives

1.2 Identify and use opportunities to provide support to colleagues

1.3 Model respectful and positive communication

1.4 Support collaboration and continuous improvement by sharing information, knowledge and experiences with others

2. Reflect on clinical work practices and potential improvements

2.1 Observe and reflect on the effectiveness of work practices in meeting desired outcomes

2.2 Identify opportunities for systemic improvements in own area of nursing practice

2.3 Discuss and explore challenges and ideas with registered nurse and interdisciplinary health care team members

2.4 Test ideas with registered nurse and interdisciplinary health care team in a positive and collaborative way

2.5 Gather and use information and feedback relevant to ideas from within and outside the interdisciplinary health care team

3. Participate in processes for systemic improvement

3.1 Recognise and take opportunities to provide input to organisation process for systemic improvements to clinical guidelines for nursing practice

3.2 Represent and reflect the perspectives and experience of self and colleagues in organisation forums

3.3 Engage with other health professionals about systemic aspects of clinical practice using accepted terminology

3.4 Present and argue informed and substantiated positions on ideas

3.5 Identify and articulate issues and practical processes for implementing change

3.6 Respond to questions about ideas expressed with confidence and relevant information

3.7 Provide timely feedback to the work team about outcomes