Clean and sterilise mortuary items and equipment

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 SIFEMWK002, 'Clean and sterilise mortuary items and equipment'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Collect and sort reusable mortuary items and equipment.

1.1 Identify, prepare and use personal protective equipment.

1.2 Check, segregate and prepare mortuary items and equipment for appropriate cleaning or sterilisation requirements.

1.3 Identify and transport reusable mortuary items and equipment to appropriate areas.

1.4 Identify and report faulty or damaged items and equipment.

1.5 Segregate and dispose of sharps and waste according to relevant legislation.

2. Prepare load for sterilisation.

2.1 Select appropriate sterilisation method for mortuary items and equipment.

2.2 Identify appropriate packaging requirements according to manufacturer guidelines.

2.3 Wrap, label and secure instrument trays and items according to manufacturer guidelines.

2.4 Close and secure containers according to manufacturer guidelines.

2.5 Load sterilising equipment according to manufacturer guidelines.

3. Operate sterilisers.

3.1 Conduct and document sterilising equipment test cycles.

3.2 Operate and monitor sterilising cycle according to manufacturer guidelines.

3.3 Clean and maintain sterilising equipment.

3.4 Record maintenance program.

3.5 Identify and report equipment faults.

4. Complete sterilisation procedures.

4.1 Check monitoring devices and record results on completion of cycle according to manufacturer instructions.

4.2 Remove sterilised items immediately on completion of cycle and check to ensure specified sterilisation criteria have been met.

4.3 Remove and record damaged items or packaging and take corrective action.

4.4 Conduct cooling down procedures according to manufacturer guidelines.

5. Store sterile stock.

5.1 Identify storage areas for sterile items and equipment.

5.2 Cover and label sterile items and equipment.

5.3 Check and complete relevant documentation.

6. Clean and disinfect reusable items and equipment.

6.1 Select and prepare cleaning equipment according to manufacturer guidelines.

6.2 Conduct water quality and temperature checks.

6.3 Perform equipment test cycles as required according to current Australian standard.

6.4 Select instrument cleaning chemicals as required according to current Australian standard.

6.5 Clean reusable items and equipment.

6.6 Identify and report faulty or damaged appliances and reprocess items as necessary.

6.7 Clean equipment and work area.

7. Process cleaned items.

7.1 Transfer items to appropriate area.

7.2 Check items for functionality according to manufacturer specifications and take corrective action.

7.3 Assemble and pack cleaned reusable items and transfer to appropriate areas.

7.4 Complete required documentation.