Process reusable medical devices and equipment

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 HLTINF002, 'Process reusable medical devices and equipment'.
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 to clean used items

1.1 Follow safe work practices and infection prevention and control in accordance with legislative and workplace guidelines

1.2 Sort reusable medical devices and safely dispose of single use devices

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

1.4 Disassemble reusable medical devices and equipment for cleaning and disinfection according to manufacturer’s instructions

2. Clean and dry used items

2.1 Maintain work flow protocols in reprocessing area

2.2 Interpret safety data sheet (SDS) and select required cleaning products

2.3 Select cleaning processes based on manufacturer’s recommendations and evaluation of reusable medical devices construction and composition

2.4 Use cleaning methods that avoid the generation of aerosols

2.5 Make accurate calculations for the preparation of cleaning chemicals

2.6 Dry and inspect reusable medical devices for cleanliness and damage

3. Prepare and pack items for sterilisation

3.1 Open and unlock reusable medical devices with hinges or ratchets

3.2 Prepare instrument trays in accordance with workplace protocols

3.3 Package or wrap reusable medical devices in a manner that prevents damage to delicate items

3.4 Use chemical indicator according to standards

3.5 Pack, secure and label sterile barrier systems (SBS) to comply with aseptic removal principles

4. Sterilise loads

4.1 Interpret and apply manufacturer recommendations for cleaning and checking of steriliser and accessory equipment.

4.2 Correctly use the numerical and other features of the steriliser and operate in accordance with manufacturer instructions

4.3 Assign cycle and batch control number and complete documentation.

4.4 Load steriliser to ensure sterilant contact and according to standards

4.5 Remove sterilised load immediately on completion of cycle

4.6 Follow criteria for release of processed items considering manual task risk factors

5. Comply with quality management requirements

5.1 Interpret and adhere to operational monitoring and testing, performance qualification and maintenance of sterilisers and associated equipment

5.2 Comply with documentation requirements for sterilisation cycles, batch control and load release

5.3 Report and document all steriliser faults, malfunction and load non-conformance

5.4 Store documentation in accordance with organisation procedures