Test blood glucose and advise on equipment and services for diabetes management

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 SIRCHCS004, 'Test blood glucose and advise on equipment and services for diabetes management '.
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. 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 glucose testing services.

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

2. Test blood glucose levels.

2.1.Follow organisational procedures for testing blood glucose.

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

2.3.Select quiet and comfortable area and clearly explain testing procedure to customer.

2.4.Prepare and use testing equipment according to manufacturer instructions.

2.5.Apply lancet to inside of customer fingertip or alternative area.

2.6.Trigger lancet, hold blood against test strip loaded into monitor and wait for monitor to register blood glucose reading.

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.

2.9.Dispose of used lancets and strips according to safety requirements.

3. Support use of home blood glucose testing equipment.

3.1.Follow organisational procedures for supplying home blood glucose 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 glucose testing equipment and confirm customer understanding.

3.4.Provide information on common reasons for inaccurate readings.

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

4. Provide information on diabetes management.

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

4.2.Provide and process key information on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

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