Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: NURS5356C

Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email: veemita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ronnie Bateman

ronnie.bateman@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite units:

  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
  • HLTCSD305D Assist with client movement
  • HLTAH301C Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with basic foot hygiene under the direction of a podiatrist.

The course will also  include skin and nail care and applying dressings, padding and cushioning to the clients under the supervision of a podiatrist.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene

Element:

1. Prepare for basic foot hygiene

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and respond to client Foot Care Plan and occasion of care requirements as prescribed by supervising podiatrist
1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols
1.3 Gather necessary equipment
1.4 Undertake steps to meet infection control requirements
1.5 Prepare for basic foot hygiene to comply with legislation, regulatory and organisation/practice requirements

Element:

2. Perform basic foot hygiene

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of the foot hygiene session
2.2 Determine the client's understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the foot hygiene session
2.3 Identify any condition indicating the client is at high risk that requires podiatrist attention
2.4 Assist client in and out of shoes, socks and hosiery where necessary
2.5 Correctly position the client prior to foot hygiene session
2.6 Implement necessary infection control measures
2.7 Perform basic foot hygiene according to the directions of the podiatrist and using appropriate infection control precautions, especially in relation to air borne particles
2.8 Apply appropriate dressings to any skin breaks which might result from treatment
2.9 Provide feedback that reinforces the podiatrist's advice
2.10 Identify and manage client compliance issues.
2.11 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates
2.12 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority
2.13 Report client difficulties to the supervising podiatrist

Element:

3. Apply padding and cushioning as prescribed by the supervising podiatrist

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale of the dressing, padding or cushioning
3.2 Determine the client's understanding of the purpose, rationale of the dressing, padding or cushioning
3.3 Correctly position the client
3.4 Implement necessary infection control measures, including disposal of used, padding and cushioning according to infection control protocols
3.5 Apply, padding and cushioning according to directions of podiatrist
3.6 Provide feedback that reinforces the podiatrist's advice
3.7 Identify and manage client compliance issues.
3.8 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates
3.9 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority.
3.10 Report client difficulties to the supervising podiatrist

Element:

5. Document client information

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Document occasion of basic foot hygiene according to organisation requirements
5.2 Document referral to supervising podiatrist as required
5.3 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems

Element:

6. Comply with supervisory requirements

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist
6.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist
6.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist
6.4 Implement variations to the podiatry care according to the advice of the treating podiatrist

Element:

 4. Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Collect, handle, manage and dispose of biological waste material according to organisation guidelines and infection control requirements
4.2 Prepare equipment for sterilisation according to manufacturer and organisation requirements
4.3 Store equipment according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols
4.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching
• Case studies
• Class room activities and practical work
• Reflections and discussions and team work activities


Teaching Schedule

The detailed teaching schedule will also be provided on the learning hub.
 

SessionsTimeTopics
13 hrs• Intro to Podiatry
• Role of the Podiatry Assistant
• Course overview/ Ax requirements
23hrs• Sterilisation Theory
33hrs• Sterilisation Prac
43hrs• Foot/Ankle Exercise Theory
53hrsAT 1 - STERILISATION
63hrs• Intro to primary care
73hrs• Skin/Vascular/Neuro Assessment
83hrs• Skin/Nails Practical
93hrs• Sterilisation R/U
103hrs• Podiatric Surgery
 113hrs  • Foot & Ankle Exercises
 123hrs • Footwear
• Orthotics
• Padding/Taping
 
 13,14 6 hrs • Mock Subjective
• Mock Objective
• Management & Documentation & Reporting
 
153hrs• AT2 WRITTEN TEST/QUIZ
163hrs• Skin/Nails Prac 2
173hrsAssessment & Padding Revew
183hrs• Revision
19,20,21,2212 hrs• AT 3 PRAC EXAMS


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

The resources will be provided by the teacher through Learning hub.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessment in simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency.



 


Assessment Tasks

The following courses will be assessed together as a cluster-

HLTIN302C        Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTAH404C      Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAH405C      Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAH406C      Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise
 

The assessment tasks are as follows-

Assessment task 1- Sterilisation of equipment on 10th July

Assessment task 2 -Written assessment on 23rd July

Assessment task 3 - Practical Assessment on 28th and 30th July

Assessment task 4- Clinical placement- After 31st July ( for one week) . The students will be notified the dates of placement by First week of July

The student needs to be deemed competent in Assessment tasks 1,2 and 3 to proceed to clinical placements

The student needs to be competent in all assessment tasks to be deemed competent in the course.

Any change in the schedule will be notified through Learning hub/ emails.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The following courses will be delivered and assessed together as a cluster-

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work
HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAH406C Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Students are to refer to the RMIT website and orientation handouts for student information regarding requests for extension, special consideration and reasonable adjustment. Students are to be familiar with all assessment process listed below.
The following links contain information such as how/when to apply, the right type of application, documentation to complete, timeframes and other process requirements;
Requests for extension http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8r23xxpe4fne
Special consideration http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
 

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