Assist clients with medication

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 HLTHPS006, 'Assist clients with medication'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Assist clients with medication' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to 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 to assist with medication

1.1 Establish scope of own ability to provide assistance with medication according to organisation guidelines and jurisdictional regulatory requirements

1.2 Identify lines of authority to delegate the task, accountability and actions to be taken to handle contingencies

1.3 Confirm that equipment and all forms of medication to be administered are complete, ready for distribution and up to date

1.4 Confirm with supervisor the authority to proceed with assisting in the processes used in delivery of medication to clients

1.5 Follow infection prevention and control procedures

2. Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication

2.1 Clarify specific assistance required to address personal needs of each client

2.2 Identify level and type of supervision required by client for assistance with medications within organisation policies and work role responsibilities

2.3 Correctly identify and greet each client, explain administration procedures and prepare them for medication

2.4 Check individual client medications according to organisation procedures

2.5 Prior assisting client with their medication, check for presence of any client physical or behavioural changes and report to supervisor or health professional

2.6 Recognise circumstances in which medication administration should not proceed and seek advice of supervisor or health professional

3. Support clients with administration of medication

3.1 Prompt client to take medication at correct time

3.2 Prepare medications and support clients with administration of medication according to legislation, organisation policies, medication requirements and individual care plans

3.3 Make checks to ensure the right medication is given at the right time, to the right person, in the right amount, via the right route

3.4 Oversee and observe clients when taking medication and confirm with them their ingestion or completion

3.5 Implement documented procedures for medication not being administered or absorbed

3.6 Complete medication administration records according to organisation procedures and regulatory requirements

3.7 Observe client for changes in condition and report to supervisor or health professional as required by organisation procedures

4. Handle medication contingencies

4.1 Report any concerns with the administration of medication to supervisor and/or health professional according to organisation procedures and protocols

4.2 Identify, report, record and address individual’s reactions to medication according to organisation guidelines and health professional’s instructions

4.3 Clearly identify contaminated or out of date medication and implement organisation’s procedures for safe and appropriate disposal

4.4 Identify, report and record changes in individual’s condition, within essential timeframes where relevant, according to organisation guidelines

4.5 Identify procedures to address/respond to changes in the client’s condition or needs according to the organisation’s guidelines

4.6 Promptly report any inconsistencies observed with the medication or client to the supervisor or health professional and take action according to their direction

4.7 Document and address all inconsistencies according to organisation guidelines and procedures

5. Complete medication distribution and documentation

5.1 Discard waste products according to organisation procedures and manufacturer’s instructions

5.2 Collect used equipment, discarded medications/applicators and rubbish and place in appropriate/designated receptacle according to instructions

5.3 Clean and store unused and used medication containers and administration aids in accordance with infection control guidelines

5.4 Follow the organisation’s arrangements and procedures to replenish dose administration aids and supplies of medications

5.5 Store medication charts, care plans or treatment sheets according to organisation procedures

5.6 Complete medication storage procedures in compliance with legislation and own role responsibility