Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions

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 SIRCDIS407, 'Assist in preparing extemporaneous prescriptions'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Prepare to measure and mix ingredients.

1.1.Obtain the compounding worksheet and seek additional direction from the pharmacist where relevant.

1.2.Confirm that compounding work area is ready for use.

1.3.Select measuring and mixing equipment appropriate for the task and set up ready for use.

1.4.Select and fit appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing.

1.5.Follow personal hygiene procedures in preparation for handling materials.

1.6.Follow dispensary procedures for each stage of assisting in preparing extemporaneous prescription medicines.

2. Collect and measure required ingredients.

2.1.Identify ingredient requirements specified by the compounding worksheet.

2.2.Locate and collect raw materials.

2.3.Measure ingredient quantities to meet worksheet requirements.

3. Prepare compounded products.

3.1.Prepare ingredients by grinding, milling or heating as required to meet worksheet requirements.

3.2.Combine ingredients as required to meet worksheet requirements.

3.3.Inspect prepared product to confirm product quality.

3.4.Confirm labelling and advice requirements with pharmacist and prepare labels.

3.5.Collect dispensing containers as specified by pharmacist.

3.6.Attach labels and other relevant cautionary and advisory information to containers as directed.

3.7.Transfer final compounded product to labelled containers.

3.8.Supply completed compound items, prescription and worksheet to a pharmacist for verification.

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

4. Maintain the compounding materials and work area.

4.1.Return unused ingredients to storage and adjust stock records as required.

4.2.Maintain inventory levels of raw materials and disposable equipment.

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

4.4.Dispose of waste according to environmental requirements and pharmacy wastemanagement procedures.