Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens

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 HLTPAT006, 'Receive, prepare and dispatch pathology specimens'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Receive specimens

1.1 Receive and process specimens and requests in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

1.2 Check pathology request forms and specimens documentation for adequate labelling in accordance with organisation and regulatory requirements

1.3 Ensure suitability of specimens for requested tests consulting laboratory directories or manuals

1.4 Reject specimens if necessary and complete documentation in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

1.5 Notify or consult with senior staff members as required

1.6 Follow infection control and workplace safety protocols relating to the safe handling of specimens

2. Complete administrative processing of specimens

2.1 Label specimens and request forms with unique laboratory number or bar code label in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.2 Register request forms, specimen and patient information into laboratory information systems in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.3 Complete administrative documentation in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3. Prepare specimens

3.1 Confirm requirements for specimen processing in accordance with organisation procedures

3.2 Perform separation of sample by centrifugation in accordance with test requirements and organisation procedures

3.3 Prepare and label tubes for aliquotting in accordance with organisation procedures

3.4 Transfer sample by aliquotting into appropriate tubes in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.5 Sort samples according to appropriate laboratory department for testing in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.6 Store samples in accordance with test requirements and organisation procedures

4. Dispatch specimens

4.1 Ensure specimens for dispatch are packaged and labelled in accordance with organisation and regulatory requirements

4.2 Complete appropriate dispatch documentation in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4.3 Dispatch specimens in accordance with organisation procedures and regulatory requirements