Cleanse and disinfect deceased persons

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 SIFEMWK005, 'Cleanse and disinfect deceased persons'.
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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. Conduct preparatory procedures for cleansing and disinfecting deceased persons.

1.1 Prepare and use personal protective equipment.

1.2 Identify and prepare mortuary area and appropriate instruments and equipment.

2. Remove wrapping on deceased persons.

2.1 Disinfect body wrappings using appropriate droplet disinfectant according to infection control practices.

2.2 Open outer body wrappings and ensure containment of body fluids.

2.3 Cover mouth and nose with cloth soaked in an appropriate disinfectant.

2.4 Disinfect inner wrappings or clothing using a droplet disinfectant as required and according to infection control practices.

2.5 Remove inner wrapping and ensure containment of body fluids.

2.6 Place a durable modesty cover on genital area as required.

2.7 Place wrappings in an appropriate biowaste container and ensure containment of body fluids.

2.8 Recheck identity of deceased person against documentation, clothing, labelling and wrist tags.

2.9 Package or dispose of clothing separately according to given instructions.

3. Cleanse oral and nasal cavities.

3.1 Remove cloth covering mouth and nose, and dispose of using appropriate biowaste container.

3.2 Aspirate oral and nasal cavities if purge is present.

3.3 Relieve rigor mortis from lower jaw as required.

3.4 Open mouth to enable access and place cotton soaked in disinfectant deep inside using long forceps.

4. Cleanse and inspect body.

4.1 Spray all areas of body with appropriate disinfectant and allow to remain on body surface for five minutes.

4.2 Conduct external head and face inspection.

4.3 Wash, rinse and dry all body surfaces using appropriate washing materials.

4.4 Access rectal and vaginal orifices and place disinfectant cotton deep inside using large forceps, if required.

4.5 Shampoo hair using germicidal soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

4.6 Shave facial hair, trim beards and moustaches, if required.

4.7 Conduct final inspection of body and note anything unusual for further attention.

4.8 Note and document all jewellery and remove if required.

5. Relieve rigor mortis in body.

5.1 Manipulate, move and rotate arms, hands, fingers, legs, ankles and toes carefully to relieve rigor mortis.

5.2 Identify and avoid weakened tissue areas which may become damaged through relieving rigor mortis.

6. Clean instruments, equipment and mortuary areas.

6.1 Clean, disinfect or sterilise instruments and equipment.

6.2 Dispose of waste materials.

6.3 Store instruments and equipment and report faults.

6.4 Clean and disinfect mortuary.

6.5 Remove personal protective equipment and process.