Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions

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Unit Description
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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
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 SIRCDIS005, 'Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions'.
Google Links
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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. Prepare for compounding process.

1.1.Follow organisational procedures for preparing extemporaneous prescriptions throughout compounding process.

1.2.Obtain and interpret compounding worksheet and seek additional direction from pharmacist when clarification needed.

1.3.Clean compounding work area to avoid spoilage of pharmaceutical products.

1.4.Maintain personal hygiene, handle ingredients, equipment and containers hygienically throughout compounding process to avoid contamination.

1.5.Select measuring and mixing equipment of correct type and size for the task.

1.6.Safely assemble, ensure cleanliness and check calibration of equipment before use.

1.7.Select and use personal protective equipment to avoid personal injury during the compounding process.

2. Select and measure ingredients.

2.1.Identify and select required ingredients specified in compounding worksheet.

2.2.Sort and safely assemble raw materials according to sequence of compounding processes.

2.3.Measure ingredient quantities according to worksheet specifications.

3. Prepare compounded products.

3.1.Prepare ingredients by grinding, milling or heating according to worksheet specifications.

3.2.Combine ingredients according to worksheet specifications.

3.3.Inspect compounded product to confirm quality and adjust according to individual responsibility or refer to pharmacist.

3.4.Confirm labelling requirements with pharmacist and prepare accurate and complete labels.

3.5.Select dispensing containers specified by pharmacist.

3.6.Attach medication, cautionary and advisory labels to containers as directed.

3.7.Transfer final compounded product to labelled containers.

3.8.Present completed compounded items, prescription and worksheet to pharmacist for verification.

3.9.Check pharmacist worksheet calculations and alert pharmacist to any discrepancies.

4. Maintain records and compounding materials.

4.1.Record prescription information using appropriate pharmacopoeial name, active ingredient and quantity.

4.2.Follow pharmaceutical numerical conventions when recording quantities and units of measurement.

4.3.Return unused ingredients to storage and adjust stock records.

4.4.Maintain inventory levels of raw materials and consumable equipment.

4.5.Monitor storage conditions to ensure product integrity is maintained.

4.6.Dispose of waste, especially hazardous substances, according to environmental requirements and organisational waste management procedures.