Apply fluoride varnish

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 HLTOHC006, 'Apply fluoride varnish'.
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 the application of fluoride varnish

1.1 Check scope of own work role to ensure it includes application of fluoride varnish as advised by an authorised oral health practitioner in an individualised oral health care plan

1.2 Confirm the patient’s oral health care plan, developed by an oral health practitioner, specifically includes the application of fluoride varnish and that there are no contraindications to this procedure

1.3 Confirm consent

1.4 Explain fluoride varnish application procedure to patient and/or family/carer and check their understanding of the benefits of fluoride varnish, need for regular applications, and the risks associated with fluoride varnish

1.5 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of fluoride varnish over other procedures

1.6 Prepare fluoride varnish kit and personal protective equipment (PPE) as required

2. Apply fluoride varnish to teeth

2.1 Position the patient for safety and comfort

2.2 Use PPE in accordance with infection control policies and procedures throughout procedure

2.3 Prepare teeth for fluoride varnish application in accordance with product instructions and application protocols

2.4 Dispense appropriate amount of fluoride varnish

2.5 Apply fluoride varnish in correct manner with applicator to teeth as recommended in the oral health care plan

3. Provide information to patient and/or family/carer about post-application advice and follow up requirements

3.1 Advise patient and/or family/carer of the importance of following instructions and recommended guidelines for eating, drinking fluids and brushing/cleaning teeth following fluoride varnish application

3.2 Inform patient and/or family/carer of any expected short term changes in tooth appearance or sensation, including colour, feel or taste

3.3 Provide post-application information to patient and/or family/carer in both verbal and written or picture formats as appropriate to their individual needs or preferences

3.4 Ensure patient and/or family/carer understand oral health practitioner’s recommended schedule for ongoing application in line with their individualised oral health care plan

4. Record and document information about the application

4.1 Record and document details of the application undertaken, information provided and any concerns arising during contact with patient and/or family/carer

4.2 Use relevant technology to complete documentation according to organisation's policies and procedures