Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

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 HLTSTE001, 'Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element

1. Receive and sort contaminated items

1.1 Follow procedures for collection and transport of items to the cleaning area as required

1.2 Sort reusable items and safely dispose of single use reusable medical devices

1.3 Check for completeness of set and for multi-part items

1.4 Identify and separate items requiring segregation or specialised processing

1.5 Identify and respond to priority processing requirements

1.6 Report faulty and damaged items to designated person

2. Prepare contaminated items for cleaning and disinfection

2.1 Complete initial pre-cleaning and waste removal processes

2.2 Prepare specialised items for specific cleaning procedures

2.3 Select cleaning processes and equipment based on manufacturer’s recommendations and evaluation of item construction and composition

2.4 Disassemble instruments for cleaning and disinfection according to manufacturer’s guidelines

3. Complete cleaning and thermal disinfection processes

3.1 Organise workflow using dirty to clean principle

3.2 Interpret operating instructions for cleaning and drying equipment, and test and prepare for use as per organisation procedures

3.3 Complete water quality tests as required

3.4 Select, use and correctly measure chemical products according to safety data sheets

3.5 Complete required manual cleaning with hot water rinsing and drying

3.6 Use soaking, flushing and brushing techniques as required for reusable medical devices with particular structures

3.7 Operate cleaning appliances using safe manual handling techniques

3.8 Select washer disinfector cycle based on required parameters for specific reusable medical devices

3.9 Minimise waste during the cleaning and disinfection process

3.10 Identify faulty or damaged equipment, and report to designated person

4. Check quality of cleaning and thermal disinfection

4.1 Inspect cleanliness and dryness according to standards and procedures

4.2 Monitor and document processes, check processes and respond to routine problems

4.3 Complete and archive quality management documentation according to organisation procedures

4.4 Identify faults or shortcomings in the cleaning and disinfection process and take action within scope of own work role