Handle medical gases safely

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 HLTMS207D, 'Handle medical gases safely'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Handle medical gases safely' 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



1. Prepare for use of medical gas and equipment

1.1 Review work sheets to determine medical gas handling requirements

1.2 Select equipment required for medical gas handling appropriate for the size of cylinder and work tasks

1.3 Organise and set up work areas to ensure safe, effective and efficient handling of medical gas equipment in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant legislation

1.4 Inspect medical gas equipment to ensure cleanliness of all components, including yoke, manifold or regulator

1.5 Identify potential risks and hazards to work and manage according to job requirements, in accordance with workplace requirements, work health and safety (WHS) and other relevant legislation

1.6 Follow workplace procedures for reporting identified risks

1.7 Select emergency and personal protective equipment and fit in accordance with job requirements, manufacturers' specifications, workplace requirements and relevant legislation

1.8 Fit and test bottles and regulators in accordance with workplace policies and procedures and relevant legislation

2. Handle medical gas equipment appropriately and safely

2.1 Handle medical gas cylinders and related equipment with care, and position according to manufacturers' recommendations

2.2 Select appropriate trolley size and type for the movement of cylinders

2.3 Correctly restrain cylinders for transport

2.4 Select appropriate regulators for use with cylinder

2.5 Close valves prior to transport

2.6 Close cylinder valves and release regulator pressure after use

2.7 Monitor gas pipeline and manifold systems in accordance with relevant legislation and workplace requirements

2.8 Replace empty bottles and banks as soon as exhausted and in accordance with workplace policies and procedures

2.9 Open cylinder valves on manifold banks in accordance with manufacturer's and organisation policy, and whether they are manual or automatic

2.10 Ensure only trained and authorised personnel handle medical gas equipment

2.11 Use personal protective equipment and recommended precautions appropriately when handling medical gas equipment

3. Storing medical gas cylinders and equipment appropriately

3.1 Store all cylinders and equipment in appropriate storage locations in accordance with organisation policies and manufacturers recommendations

3.2 Store cylinders away from combustible material

3.3 Use cylinder stock on a rotational system and keep full and empty cylinders separate

3.4 Protect cylinders from cold and heat

3.5 Enclose and secure storage area according to workplace requirements and relevant legislation

3.6 Display appropriate and clearly visible signage outside medical gas storage area

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTMS207D appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT21212 - Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • HLT42012 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT43112 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care