Sterilise loads

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 HLTSTE003, 'Sterilise loads'.
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 required to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Prepare sterilisation equipment

1.1 Clean and check steriliser, and accessory equipment according to manufacturer’s recommendations

1.2 Conduct, interpret and record performance test cycles

1.3 Interpret and accurately document results from physical and chemical tests

2. Load steriliser

2.1 Select sterilisation method according to reusable medical devices (RMD) manufacturer requirements

2.2 Assign appropriate cycle and batch control number and complete documentation correctly

2.3 Check packaging, sealing and labelling for compatibility with organisation policies and procedures

2.4 Check load content and configuration for compliance with annual steriliser performance qualification

2.5 Load steriliser to ensure sterilant contact and according to manufacturer’s recommendations

2.6 Add additional test items such as biological indicator or process challenge device according to organisation protocol

3. Operate steriliser

3.1 Check steriliser function for sterilant availability

3.2 Check function of physical process recording accessories

3.3 Select appropriate cycle in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.4 Identify, report and action faults according to manufacturer’s recommendations and organisation policies and procedures

4. Unload and release sterilised loads

4.1 Check and interpret sterilisation cycle parameters and chemical monitors, and record results on completion of cycle

4.2 Remove sterilised load immediately on completion of cycle

4.3 Remove compromised items, dismantle for reprocessing and record details

4.4 Unload cooled load using appropriate handling techniques

4.5 Complete documentation of the sterilising cycle for parametric release

4.6 Complete documentation of the sterilising cycle for parametric release

4.7 Check and document additional load release tests

4.8 If used, incubate and check results of biological indicators

5. Comply with quality management requirements

5.1 Adhere to operational monitoring and testing, performance qualification and maintenance of sterilisers and associated equipment

5.2 Comply with documentation requirements for sterilising cycles, batch control and load release control

5.3 Report and document all steriliser faults/malfunction and load non-conformance/non-compliance

5.4 Store and archive documentation in accordance with organisation policies and procedures