Take clinical measurements

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 HLTHPS001, 'Take clinical measurements'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Take clinical measurements' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Prepare for clinical measurement

1.1 Determine clinical measurement requirements and own role limitations from review of client information

1.2 Assess environment for suitability to conduct a clinical measurement

1.3 Follow standard procedures for infection control

1.4 Gather, prepare and check readiness of equipment and consumables prior to use

1.5 Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedures

1.6 Clearly communicate measurement procedures and purpose to client

1.7 Collect and accurately document client information as required

1.8 Give client the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns

1.9 Obtain agreement from the client in accordance with clinical guidelines, organisation policies and procedures

2. Obtain clinical measurements

2.1 Follow personal hygiene and infection control procedures

2.2 Use equipment according to its purpose and operating instructions

2.3 Use appropriate manual techniques and adapt to suit specific client needs and issues that arise

2.4 Obtain valid, reliable and accurate results by following standard sequences and procedures

2.5 Read and document numerical and other measurement data

2.6 Identify non valid results and repeat procedures as required

2.7 Accurately record and report results in accordance with clinical guidelines, organisation policies and procedures and confidentiality requirements

2.8 Communicate outcome of measurements clearly and simply to client if appropriate to do so

3. Finalise clinical measurement process

3.1 Assist, advise and instruct client in accordance with needs of specific test procedures

3.2 Clean, sterilise and/or dispose of equipment and consumables in accordance with manufacturers’ requirements and infection control procedures

3.3 Clean work area and dispose of waste in line with organisation protocols and infection control procedures

3.4 Store equipment and consumables in accordance with clinical guidelines, organisation policies and procedures