Clean reusable medical equipment

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 HLTSTE301D, 'Clean reusable medical equipment'.
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



1. Follow procedures for safe practice

1.1 Use cleaning procedures that comply with AS/NZS 4187 and AS/NZS 4815 guidelines, manufacturers recommendations and organisation policies and procedures

1.2 Identify the need for and use standard precautions

1.3 Identify and use appropriate personal protection

1.4 Identify and comply with relevant organisation WHS policies and procedures

1.5 Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response (or report to designated personnel) in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

1.6 Identify different methods for safe handling of sharp instruments and improperly disposed sharps such as needles, scalpel blades etc.

1.7 Identify the protocol for care following exposure to blood or other body fluids of the organisation

1.8 Manage spills of blood and body fluids in line with organisation policies and procedures

2. Collect contaminated items and equipment

2.1 Prepare and stock designated collection equipment eg trolleys, containers, case carts

2.2 Follow the designated route and timetable for collecting contaminated items and equipment

2.3 Confine and contain contaminated items prior to transport

2.4 Comply with transport protocols, ie contaminated goods are not left unattended en route

2.5 Transport used items and equipment to the cleaning area according to cleaning are according to organisation policies and procedures

2.6 Appropriately clean, dry and store collection equipment after each use

3. Sort and process contaminated items and equipment

3.1 Identify and sort items in accordance with AS/NZS 4187 and AS/NZS 4815 and organisation policies and procedures

3.2 Prepare and clean items, eg initial and manual mechanical procedures, in accordance with AS/NZS 4187 and AS/NZS 4815 and organisation policies and procedures

3.3 Report disposable sharps and ensure their removal and disposal according to organisation policies and procedures

3.4 Remove and dispose of waste at point of use, and report any variance in accordance with regulatory and policy requirements

3.5 Prepare specialised items for specific cleaning procedures

3.6 Identify and give priority to specific items requiring priority processing

3.7 Segregate and process delicate items in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

3.8 Identify faulty and damaged items and report to designated person

3.9 Lubricate instruments in accordance with AS/NZS 4187 and AS/NZS 4815 and organisation policies and procedures

3.10 Dry items in accordance with AS/NZS 4187and AS/NZS 4815 and organisation policies and procedures

4. Follow required work flow processes

4.1 Work flows in one direction only, from dirty to clean

4.2 Designated work areas are segregated and clearly identified

4.3 Perform all tasks in the designated area

4.4 Identify and report interruptions to work flow according to organisation requirements

5. Load and operate cleaning appliances safely and efficiently

5.1 Clean and stock cleaning equipment and environment in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and organisation policies and procedures

5.2 Test, check and prepare all equipment for use in accordance with relevant standards, manufacturers' recommendations and organisation policies and procedures

5.3 Identify, select, store and use chemical products according to manufacturer's instructions and WHS guidelines, with reference to material safety data sheets visible for all chemicals in use

5.4 Use appropriate manual handling techniques when operating cleaning appliances

5.5 Identify faulty/damaged cleaning equipment, including detergent dispensing systems and report to the designated authority for repair

5.6 Check processed items for cleanliness, dryness and need for reprocessing if necessary

6. Follow procedures for monitoring the efficiency of cleaning

6.1 Complete monitoring and/or test procedures, eg water quality, detergent residue, chemical, soil removal efficacy, in accordance with standards and organisation policies and procedures

6.2 Ensure processes take into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues

6.3 Monitor and document physical parameter, eg time, temperature, concentration in accordance with standards and organisation policies and procedures

6.4 Interpret and report any variance of procedures and physical parameter to the designated person

6.5 Complete and archive quality management documentation in accordance with standards and organisation policies and procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTSTE301D appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT43812 - Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT43312 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting
  • HLT31112 - Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT41312 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment
  • HLT42012 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT43112 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care