Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

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 HLTTHE003, 'Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support'.
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. Maintain sterile field

1.1 Conform with aseptic principles when moving around a sterile field to prevent contamination

1.2 Report personal and other staff breaches of aseptic principles to the relevant staff in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

2. Monitor equipment performance

2.1 Switch on warning devices and check correct operation

2.2 Check levels of gas, electrical and vacuum supplies are adequate for procedure and confirm back-up supply as required

2.3 Observe equipment while in use, recognise faults, and take immediate action to avoid danger to clients, staff and equipment in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

2.4 Follow established procedures to rectify faulty equipment

2.5 Complete accurate equipment documentation in accordance with organisation policy and procedures

3. Attach and detach equipment

3.1 Select and use appropriatepersonal protective equipment

3.2 Select appropriate client attachments and attach safely and securely to appropriate sites under the guidance of medical staff

3.3 Re-position client attachments during theatre procedures as required

3.4 Safely detach client attachments using techniques that minimise risk of damage to client, staff or equipment

3.5 Provide counter-traction during orthopaedic and plastic procedures and manipulations as directed

4. Connect irrigation

4.1 Select correct irrigation and sequencing for operative procedure under the guidance of the medical staff

4.2 Check information about irrigation type, sterile integrity and expiry date

4.3 Connect irrigation to sterile giving set using correct aseptic techniques

4.4 Change irrigation using aseptic techniques

4.5 Communicate the volume, type and number of irrigation bags to scout nurse

4.6 Dispose of used irrigation bags/giving sets according to organisational policy and procedures

5. Adjust surgical equipment

5.1 Handle surgical equipment under the guidance of medical staff and within manufacturer’s guidelines

5.2 Connect surgical equipment to electrical, vacuum, gas supply in accordance with standard operating procedures

5.3 Adjust surgical equipment settings in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines under guidance of surgical and anaesthetic medical staff

5.4 Clearly communicate accurate readings to medical staff as required

5.5 Recognise and clearly communicate alarms/warnings, abnormal readings and equipment usage times to medical staff as required

5.6 Use aseptic techniques to pass sterile equipment/lines from the surgical team and connect to surgical equipment