Course Title: Assist with podiatric procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: NURS5357C

Course Title: Assist with podiatric procedures

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: 60

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 procedures performed by the podiatrist.The procedures may include surgical procedures of the skin and nails; preparation, modification and repair of orthotic devices and footwear.
The application of knowledge and skills described in this course may relate to functions such as assisting in podiatry surgery and/or the preparation/modification/repair of orthotic devices and footwear.These functions are to be performed in accordance with the directions of a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures

Element:

1. Prepare for the surgical podiatry procedure
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain information from the podiatrist and the client's record (including the Podiatry Care Plan) relevant to the procedure to be undertaken
1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols
1.3 Conform to all infection control guidelines and requirements specified by the National Infection Control Guidelines for Podiatrists and the protocols of the organisation
1.4 Ensure the environment in which the procedure is to be performed conforms to OH&S standards and protocols
1.5 Gather necessary equipment, instruments and materials
1.6 Prepare the environment for surgery, including cleansing and disinfecting of surfaces, equipment and materials
1.7 Ensure all instruments, dressings and related materials have undergone sterilisation according to the guidelines and protocols stated above
1.8 Ensure work flow and set up for work flow by additional persons in the environment comply with the guidelines and protocols

Element:

2. Assist with the surgical podiatry procedure
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine procedural requirements from the client's record and the treating podiatrist
2.2 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe for the client as directed by the podiatrist
2.3 Follow the directions of the podiatrist to provide assistance during the procedure
2.4 Follow all infection control and OH&S protocols to ensure the procedure conforms to organisation, state, national and legislated requirements
2.5 As required, assist with care and supervision of the patient during procedure
2.6 Follow directions for instrument handling, equipment handling material handling and any additional assistance required from the podiatrist
2.7 Safely and correctly use equipment and instrumentation to collect assessment information
2.8 Follow organisation guidelines and protocols for the safe and appropriate handling and disposal of hazardous and sharps materials
2.9 Provide documentation assistance and support as directed by the podiatrist

Element:

3. Assist with templating for manufacture of orthotic devices
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine requirements from the client's record and treating podiatrist
3.2 Seek assistance and clarification as required
3.3 Gather equipment and materials required for templating and foot measurement
3.4 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe for the client and operator
3.5 Assist with templating and foot measurement according to podiatrist's instruction
3.6 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments

Element:

4. Assist with modification to orthoses and footwear
 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine procedural requirements from the client's record and the treating podiatrist
4.2 Seek assistance or clarification to procedural directions as required
4.3 Provide the physical environment required to meet procedural requirements in a manner that is safe
4.4 Assist with modifications according to the care plan and prescriptions from supervising podiatrist
4.5 Present modified orthoses or footwear to podiatrist for assessment
4.6 Interpret and respond to instructions from podiatrist regarding further procedural or modification requirements
4.7 Provide instructions and assistance to client as directed by the podiatrist
4.8 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments
4.9 Use machinery and equipment for modifications in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines, work health and safety (WHS) requirements and organisation protocols

Element:

5. Assist with support and advice to clients in the selection of footwear
 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Under the guidance of podiatrist use appropriate devices and procedures to measure for fit
5.2 Confirm measurements with supervising podiatrist
5.3 Under the guidance of supervising podiatrist support and educate client in the selection of footwear and fit
5.4 Seek assistance or clarification to procedural directions as required
5.5 Work with podiatrist and client, within organisation guidelines, to determine appropriate follow up and further appointments

Element:

6. Clean, sterilise and store equipment
 

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturers and organisation requirements
6.2 Prepare equipment and instruments for sterilisation according to organisation protocols
6.3 Store equipment according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols
6.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person
6.5 Ensure consultation environment is maintained according to guidelines and organisation protocols

Element:

7. Document client information
 

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements
7.2 Use appropriate terminology to document client information

Element:

8. Comply with supervisory requirements
 

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist
8.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist
8.3 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority or competence
8.4 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist
8.5 Implement variations to the podiatry care according to the advice of the treating podiatrist


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.

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


 

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 satisfactory in Assessment tasks 1,2 and 3 to proceed to clinical placements

The student needs to be satisfactory 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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