Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

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 HLTOHC003, 'Apply and manage use of basic oral health products'.
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 specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Prepare for and participate in the application of basic oral health care products

1.1 Identify and comply with manufacturers’ guidelines relating to each product and its application

1.2 Identify high risk products and comply with specific guidelines relating to their application

1.3 Explain product application process and purpose to patient and/or carer in line with product guidelines, oral health care benefits and any risks

1.4 Obtain feedback from patient to determine that procedure is understood and obtain consent from patient and/or carer to undertake process

1.5 Confirm patient is comfortably positioned according to their individual needs

1.6 Prepare products and equipment as required and check the expiry date on product

2. Apply basic oral health care products

2.1 Determine volume and strength to apply of product in a safe and effective manner in line with oral health care plan and product guidelines

2.2 Supervise and support patient to apply own product where able

2.3 Where assistance is required position self to suit patient or situation

2.4 Ensure application is undertaken using correct size/type applicator at correct location

2.5 Adapt techniques or arrangements outlined in the oral health care plan in case of patient refusal or inability to comply

3. Support oral health and oral hygiene of patients with special care needs

3.1 Support patient with special care needs in line with oral health care plan

3.2 Be aware of common oral health problems associated with patients with palliative care needs and take appropriate action in line with their needs

3.3 Understand oral health problems associated with nil by mouth instructions and take appropriate action in line with patient needs

3.4 Access relevant information on common difficulties associated with dementia that may result in oral health problems and take appropriate action in line with patient needs

3.5 Update knowledge of common side effects of medication on oral health and initiate follow up care with health practitioner on identified patient needs

3.6 Ensure identified preventive measures are implemented in line with oral health care plan

4. Complete reporting and documentation and evaluate outcomes

4.1 Document and record processes undertaken and report any concerns arising during oral health practices

4.2 Maintain and file documentation using relevant technology

4.3 Evaluate the feedback and outcomes of the processes undertaken in collaboration with health care team to adjust oral health care plan