Test blood pressure and advise on self-monitoring

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 SIRCHCS003, 'Test blood pressure and advise on self-monitoring'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Test blood pressure and advise on self-monitoring' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Identify customer needs.

1.1.Follow organisational procedures to respect and protect customer privacy.

1.2.Question and actively listen to confirm customer needs.

1.3.Explain features of initial and repeat blood pressure testing services.

1.4.Identify and act on triggers for referral to pharmacist.

2. Test blood pressure.

2.1.Follow organisational procedures for testing blood pressure.

2.2.Explain limitations of single test as accurate indicator and suggest regular monitoring.

2.3.Select quiet and comfortable area and allow customer to relax before testing.

2.4.Select blood pressure testing instrument and appropriate cuff size and clearly explain testing procedure to customer.

2.5.Apply cuff and use testing instrument according to manufacturer instructions to test pulse, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.

2.6.Repeat procedure to check accuracy.

2.7.Read test results, enter accurate and complete information on testing record and refer to pharmacist for verification.

2.8.Provide confirmed record to customer and file copy.

3. Support use of home blood pressure testing equipment.

3.1.Follow organisational procedures for supplying home blood pressure testing equipment.

3.2.Identify and recommend equipment appropriate to customer needs and clearly explain its features.

3.3.Demonstrate use, care and maintenance of digital home blood pressure testing equipment and confirm customer understanding.

3.4.Assist customer to identify self-testing strategies to achieve accurate readings.

3.5.Show customer how to keep a blood pressure record.

4. Provide information and advice on blood pressure management.

4.1.Encourage customer to take and record regular blood pressure readings and report to their doctor.

4.2.Advise customer to calibrate home testing equipment against doctor’s equipment reading every six months.

4.3.Source, review and provide customers with information on lifestyle, self-care practices and availability of specialist services that support blood pressure management.