Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

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 HLTPAT005, 'Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing'.
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. Confirm collection requirements

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 Explain collection procedure to client

1.6 Obtain consent for collection procedure from client

2. Prepare for collection procedure

2.1 Ensure collection environment is prepared according to requirements of standards

2.2 Confirm method of collection based on correct interpretation of clinical request

2.3 Select equipment and ask client to select collection kit according to organisation procedures if applicable to standard

2.4 Prepare client for procedure by removing excess clothing and other possessions, and store these securely if applicable to standard

2.5 Provide accurate advice to client about procedure

3. Collect specimen

3.1 Follow procedures for sample collection according to standard and organisational procedure

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

3.3 Observe client during and after collection for potential tampering and respond according to organisation procedures

3.4 Assure sample integrity by testing and securing sample immediately following collection and for duration of time that sample is responsibility of the collector

4. Follow post collection procedures

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

4.2 Accurately label specimens in accordance with standards requirements and organisation procedures

4.3 Confirm information accuracy and sample security with client

4.4 Complete other collection documentation in accordance with standards and organisation procedures

4.5 Prepare and secure collected samples for transit or storageaccording to standards and organisational requirements, ensuring chain of custody is maintained