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 SIRCHCS407, '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
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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. Identify customer needs.

1.1.Follow pharmacy protocols and procedures to determine customer requirements.

1.2.Identify and act on triggers for referral to a pharmacist.

1.3.Follow pharmacy procedures to respect and protect customer privacy.

2. Test blood pressure.

2.1.Consult customer and explain that a single test is not an accurate indicator, and suggest monitoring at regular intervals.

2.2.Select a comfortable area without distractions and allow the customer to relax for five minutes before taking the test.

2.3.Select the blood pressure testing instrument, ensure that the cuff size fits, and explain the testing procedure to the customer.

2.4.Apply the cuff and use the testing equipment instrument to product manufacturer’s instructions to check pulse, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure, repeating the procedure to check accuracy.

2.5.Enter results on pharmacy blood pressure testing record and refer to pharmacist for checking and follow-up with the customer where required.

2.6.Provide confirmed record to the customer and file a copy according pharmacy procedures.

3. Provide advice on blood pressure testing equipment and services.

3.1.Advise customer on the availability of repeat pharmacy blood pressure testing services.

3.2.Inform customer regarding the features and components of home blood pressure testing equipment from the pharmacy range.

3.3.Demonstrate use, care and maintenance of digital home blood pressure testing equipment and recommend specific self-testing equipment to customers.

3.4.Assist customer in identifying relevant self-testing strategies to achieve accurate readings.

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

3.6.Interpret and apply pharmacy procedures for compliance with the conditionsrelating to supply of blood pressure testing equipment.

4. Provide blood pressure management and self-care information where required.

4.1.Encourage customer to take and record regular blood pressure readings and show these to their doctor where required.

4.2.Advise customer to calibrate home blood pressure machine reading against their doctor’s mercury sphygmomanometer reading every six months.

4.3.Access relevant sources and provide customer with information on lifestyle andself-care practices.