Assist with clinical procedures in a medical practice

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 HLTMAMP402C, 'Assist with clinical procedures in a medical practice'.
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



1. Prepare for clinical procedure

1.1 Obtain and clarify instructions from medical practitioner to ensure correct understanding

1.2 Use correct standard precautions including hand washing, wearing of personal protective equipment, avoiding contact with bodily fluids and needle stick injuries

1.3 Assess environment for suitability to conduct a clinical procedure

1.4 Gather required equipment and consumables and check for working order in line with medical practitioner's instructions

1.5 Ensure emergency equipment, medications and supplies are in place and ready for use

2. Prepare client for clinical procedure

2.1 Confirm client identity, introduce own role as medical assistant to the medical practitioner and assure client of confidentiality

2.2 Explain steps in the clinical procedure to client as required and confirm their understanding and consent

2.3 Check for contraindications to procedure and confirm client's status in relation to contraindications with medical practitioner

2.4 Assist with positioning the client for the procedure ensuring client comfort and accessibility as required and in line with medical practitioner's instructions

2.5 Reassure client appropriately, if necessary.

2.6 Be prepared for client contingencies and/or signs of distress

3. Assist medical practitioner with clinical procedure

3.1 Perform tasks as directed by medical practitioner according to practice protocols and within the scope of own medical assisting role

3.2 Monitor client's condition as directed by medical practitioner

3.3 Report abnormal observations or client reactions to medical practitioner immediately, in line with directions from the medical practitioner

3.4 Deal with adverse incidents appropriately and as per practice protocols and directions from medical practitioner

4. Follow up clinical procedure

4.1 Assist with client post-clinical procedure as directed by the medical practitioner

4.2 Monitor client for signs of adverse reaction for appropriate time period as directed by medical practitioner

4.3 Advise and instruct client as per practice protocols and in line with medical practitioner's instructions

4.4 Document procedure in client's medical record under supervision of the medical practitioner in line with practice protocols and client confidentiality requirements

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

4.6 Clean equipment and area and dispose of waste in line with practice protocols and infection control procedures

4.7 Place instruments and equipment for sterilisation in correct location

4.8 Return equipment and supplies to correct storage location

4.9 Store equipment and attachments in accordance with clinical guidelines, organisation policies and procedures

4.10 Wash hands and maintain personal hygiene in line with infection control guidelines