Perform venous blood collections

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 HLTPAT002, 'Perform venous blood collections'.
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. Greet client and confirm pre-test criteria

1.1 Greet client courteously and identify self

1.2 Identify client following organisation and regulatory procedures

1.3 Confirm that client meets pre-testing criteria for required collection

1.4 Obtain, interpret and accurately record personal and clinical information in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

1.5 Correctly explain collection procedure to client

1.6 Obtain consent for collection procedure from client

2. Prepare for venous blood collection procedure

2.1 Select appropriate collection site based on client evaluation

2.2 Assemble equipment appropriate to test requested site selected

2.3 Position client to ensure comfort and safety of both client and collector

2.4 Identify when assistance may be needed and seek help if required

3. Draw blood

3.1 Adopt standard and additional infection control guidelines and precautions according to organisation documented procedure

3.2 Clean site with approved cleansing agent and allow to air dry prior to collection

3.3 Apply and remove/loosen tourniquet according to requirements of equipment being used

3.4 Confirm suitable vein through palpation of site and clean skin according to organisation documented procedure

3.5 Anchor vein below the site according to documented procedure

3.6 Insert needle at approved angle of 30 degrees or less

3.7 Collect correct volume of blood in appropriate collection tubes in the approved order of draw, as recommended by the manufacturer

3.8 Once correct amount collected, withdraw needle and apply direct pressure to site using dry cotton swab for minimum of 2 minutes and until bleeding has visibly stopped

3.9 Dispose of needle immediately and safely using approved sharps disposal device

3.10 Invert collection tubes within timeframe required as recommended by manufacturer

3.11 Observe client before, during and after collection for potential adverse effects and respond according to procedure

4. Follow post-blood collection procedures

4.1 Accurately label blood collection tubes in front of client with time and date of collection, client details and other required information following regulatory and organisational guidelines

4.2 Dispose of waste in accordance with infection control protocols and organisation policies and procedures

4.3 Confirm tube labelling information accuracy with client

4.4 Confirm that site has visibly stopped bleeding after appropriate time lapse and apply dressing

4.5 Complete other collection documentation in accordance with organisation procedures

4.6 Provide client with correct post venepuncture care instructions

4.7 Prepare collected samples for transit or storeaccording to test and organisation requirements