Measure spirometry

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 HLTHPS004, 'Measure spirometry'.
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. Prepare spirometer and materials for use

1.1 Check cleanliness and functionality of spirometer and other materials

1.2 Validate or calibrate spirometer in accordance with manufacturer specifications

2. Prepare client for procedure

2.1 Greet client courteously and identify self

2.2 Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedures

2.3 Obtain, read, and accurately record client information, in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.4 Identify and responds to contraindications for performing spirometry within scope of own job role

2.5 Obtain clarifications from requesting health professional when necessary

2.6 Take accurate client measurements, consider other inputs and calculate reference values from established value sets

2.7 Seat client correctly for procedure

3. Perform spirometry

3.1 Initialise equipment to commence recording and recordadditional information

3.2 Coach client through procedure with the provision of continuous instruction, encouragement and reassurance

3.3 Observe client throughout the procedure for ability to continue

3.4 Identify recording as technically correct

3.5 Provide client with feedback on performance

3.6 Repeat spirometry as necessary to comply with current standards for repeatability

3.7 Make technically acceptable measurements according to current standards

3.8 Select indices for report in accordance with current standards

3.9 Identify the need for administration of a bronchodilator in accordance with current standards and medical officer request

3.10 Allow sufficient time for peak effect from bronchodilator and repeat spirometry

3.11 Identify and respond to clinical emergenciesin accordance with organisation emergency procedures

4. Complete spirometry measurement

4.1 Assist client as required on completion of procedure

4.2 Review follow up arrangements with client

4.3 Respond appropriately to client’s questions

4.4 Dispose of or clean materials in accordance with organisation policies and procedures, and infection control guidelines

4.5 Clean, restock and store equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines

4.6 Complete report to technically acceptable standards, provide a provisional interpretation of results and forward to physician for final interpretation

4.7 Forward report and interpretation to requesting medical officer

4.8 Enter details of client and test completed on to database and/or hospital information system