Collect arterial blood samples

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 HLTPAT007, 'Collect arterial blood samples'.
Google Links
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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 the arterial collection and seek assistance from medical staff if required

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 arterial collection

2.1 Select and prepare equipment, transport containers and disposables suited to arterial collection

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

2.3 Confirm blood volume required according to laboratory requirements

2.4 Locate radial and ulnar arteries and check the integrity of arterial circulation of the hand using the Allen’s test

2.5 Proceed with test when all criteria are met

3. Draw arterial blood

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

3.2 Prepare skin at collection site according to organisation policies and procedures

3.3 Locate radial artery, insert needle at correct angle 90 degrees, and collect sufficient sample volume for requested test

3.4 Following sample collection, apply sustained pressure to site immediately following collection according to organisation policies and procedures

3.5 Dispose of needle safely using the approved sharps disposal device in accordance with organisational policy

3.6 Fit stopper to syringe immediately after removal of needle

3.7 Mix sample thoroughly, label and prepare for transport in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.8 Ensure documentation is accurately and fully completed and confirm information accuracy with client

3.9 After appropriate length of time check puncture site to ensure bleeding has stopped and cover site with appropriate dressing

4. Perform post collection procedures

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

4.2 Confirm client comfort and provide accurate post collection information and instructions

4.3 Notify appropriate staff so that the client’s condition can be monitored

4.4 Organise prompt transport of sample to testing location according to organisation requirements