Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

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 HLTIN302C, 'Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare to clean used items

1.1 Follow safe work practices and standard precautions at all times in accordance with legislative and workplace guidelines

1.2 Dispose of sharps and sharps debris into a container that meets Australian/New Zealand Standards at the point-of-use

1.3 Segregate and dispose of waste according to organisation and legislative requirements

2. Clean and dry used items

2.1 Maintain work flow protocols in instrument reprocessing area

2.2 Prepare instruments for cleaning

2.3 Select and safely use appropriate cleaning agents

2.4 Use cleaning methods that avoid the generation of aerosols

2.5 Dry and inspect instruments for damage and remaining debris

2.6 Monitor the cleaning process

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation

3.1 Open and unlock instruments with hinges or ratchets

3.2 Prepare instrument trays in accordance with workplace protocols

3.3 Package or wrap critical site instruments in a manner that prevents damage to delicate items

3.4 Place the appropriate chemical indicator into packages as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

3.5 Label packs with the contents of the pack and batch control data as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

3.6 Seal wrapped trays with steriliser indicator tape as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

4. Sterilise loads

4.1 Operate the steriliser safely and in accordance with manufacturer instructions, legislative guidelines and workplace protocols

4.2 Monitor each sterilising cycle and record the details as specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards

4.3 Maintain records for each sterilising cycle as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

4.4 Unload the steriliser on the completion of the drying cycle to ensure sterility of items

4.5 Follow criteria for release of processed items as specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards

4.6 Store sterile packs to maintain sterility in accordance with workplace protocols

5. Maintain sterilising equipment

5.1 Clean and check sterilisers routinely as required in accordance with current Australian/New Zealand Standards and workplace protocols

5.2 Follow the preventive maintenance program as established by the workplace in conjunction with manufacturer or maintenance contractor

5.3 Monitor the sterilising cycles at the intervals specified in current Australian/New Zealand Standards