Course Title: Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5365C

Course Title: Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4367 - 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 - Podiatrist

ronnie.bateman@rmit.edu.au

T: 03 9925 4319

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

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a podiatrist with the delivery and monitoring of specific client exercise and rehabilitation programs and in the completion of client foot health assessments.
This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAHA008 Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Element:

1. Assist with podiatry assessments

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist

1.2 Determine client assessment requirements from the treating podiatrist and podiatry treatment plan or records

1.3 Provide the physical environment required to meet assessments in a manner that is safe for the client and operators

1.4 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the assessment activity

1.5 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the assessment activity

1.6 Assist podiatrist with assessment procedures, including handling equipment and recording data

1.7 Work with client and podiatrist to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

1.8 Identify and manage client adherence issues

Element:

2. Prepare for the delivery of podiatry exercise program or assessment procedure

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1 Interpret client treatment plan prepared by supervising podiatrist and implement relevant exercise program or assessment procedure

2.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

2.3 Gather necessary equipment

Element:

3. Deliver podiatry exercise or rehabilitation program

Performance Criteria:

                           

 

3.1 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the exercise or rehabilitation program

3.2 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of the program

3.3 Assist client to follow instructions of the podiatrist, including those techniques used at home

3.4 Identify and note any difficulties the client experiences completing the exercise program

3.5 Provide feedback to the client

3.6 Identify and manage client adherence issues

3.7 Work with the client to establish any necessary action

3.8 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

3.9 Recognise when client becomes distressed, in pain or communicates their desire to slow down, change activity or stop and follow stepping down procedures outlined in treatment plan or organisational guidelines

Element:

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

Performance Criteria:

                           

 

4.1 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority

4.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist

4.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist

4.4 Implement variations to the podiatry treatment according to the advice of the treating podiatrist

Element:

5. Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

                           

 

5.1 Clean equipment according to manufacturer and organisation requirements

5.2 Store equipment according to manufacturer requirements and organisation protocols

5.3 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

Element:

6. Document client information

Performance Criteria:

                           

6.1 Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements

6.2 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching

• Class room activities and practical work
• Podiatry room practicals

 

You will also have the opportunity to practice and incorporate your learning in the podiatry workplace.


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 Theory & Practical
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 PRACTICAL


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice- Clinical Placement & Skills Checklist
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going group discussions and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
You will be required to attend clinical placement as a part of the assessment and qualification requirement for this program.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy


 


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 on 15th April 2016

Assessment task 2 -Written assessment on 20th May 2016

Assessment task 3 - Practical Assessment on 6th or 10th June 2016

Assessment task 4- Performance Evidence Booklet pages 17-19.  Due within 3 business days after placement concludes.

The student needs to be deemed competent in Assessment tasks 1,2 and 3 to proceed to clinical placements.  Resit MAY be given to practical assessments only.

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

           

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 1 -Prepare for basic foot hygiene

1.1  Interpret and respond to client podiatry care plan and occasion of care requirements as prescribed by supervising podiatrist

 

AT3

WIL

 

1.2  Determine client availability according to organisation protocols

 

WIL

 

1.3 Gather necessary equipment

AT1

AT3

 

1.4 Undertake steps to meet infection control requirements

AT1

AT2 (B3-4)

AT3

WIL

 

1.5 Prepare for basic foot hygiene to comply with legislation, regulatory and organisation/practice requirements

AT2 (B3-4; 72-73)

AT3

WIL

 

 

 

 

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 2 – Perform basic foot hygiene

2.1 Explain to the client the purpose, rationale and requirements of the foot hygiene session

 

 

AT3

WIL

 

2.2 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose, rationale and requirements of each part of the foot hygiene session

 

 

AT3

WIL

 

2.3 Identify any condition indicating the client is at high risk that requires podiatrist attention

 

 

AT2 (B5; B86-88)

AT3

WIL

 

2.4 Assist client in and out of any shoes, socks and/or hosiery

 

 

AT3

WIL

 

2.5 Position the client prior to foot hygiene session to reduce risk to provider and client

 

 

AT3

WIL

           

2.6 Implement necessary infection control measures

 

 

AT1

AT3

WIL

 

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

 

 

AT3

Skill C/list

WIL

 

2.8 Apply appropriate dressings to any skin breaks which might result from treatment

 

AT3

WIL

 

2.9 Provide feedback that reinforces the podiatrist’s advice

AT3

WIL

 

2.10 Identify and manage client compliance issues

 

 

AT3

WIL

     

2.11 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

 

 

WIL

  

2.12 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority

 

 

AT3

WIL

 

2.13 Report client difficulties to the supervising podiatrist

AT3

WIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 3 – Apply padding and cushioning as prescribed by the supervising podiatrist

3.1 Explain to the client the purpose and rationale of the dressing, padding or cushioning

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.2 Determine the client’s understanding of the purpose and rationale of the dressing, padding or cushioning

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.3 Correctly position the client

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.4 Implement necessary infection control measures, including disposal of used padding and cushioning according to infection control protocols

 

AT1

AT3

WIL

 

3.5 Apply padding and cushioning according to directions of podiatrist

 

AT3

Skills C/list

WIL

 

3.6 Provide feedback that reinforces the podiatrist’s advice

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.7 Identify and manage client compliance issues

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.8 Work with client to determine and plan any follow up requirements and dates

 

AT3

WIL

 

3.9 Seek assistance when client presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority

 

AT2 (B86-90)

AT3

WIL

 

3.10 Report client difficulties to the supervising podiatrist

AT3

WIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 4 – Comply with supervisory requirements

4.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist

 

AT3

WIL

 

4.2 Provide client progress feedback to the treating podiatrist

 

AT3

WIL

 

4.3 Report client difficulties and concerns to the treating podiatrist

 

AT3

WIL

 

4.4 Implement variations to the podiatry care according to the advice of the treating podiatrist

AT3

WIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 5 - Clean and store equipment

5.1 Collect, handle, manage and dispose of biological waste material according to organisation guidelines and infection control requirements

 

AT1

AT2 (A1-3)

AT3

WIL

Well covered by sterilisation unit and assessment

5.2 Prepare equipment for sterilisation according to manufacturer and organisation requirements

 

AT1

AT2 (A4-10)

AT3

WIL

Well covered by sterilisation unit and assessment

5.3 Store equipment according to manufacturer’s requirements and organisation protocols

 

AT1

AT2(A11-14)

AT3

WIL

Well covered by sterilisation unit and assessment

5.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

AT1

AT2 (A5)

AT3

WIL

Well covered by sterilisation unit and assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPPING TABLE: HLTAHA006 – Assist with basic foot hygiene

Assessment

Comments

Element 6 -  Document client information

6.1 Document occasion of basic foot hygiene according to organisation requirements

 

AT3

WIL

 

6.2 Document referral to supervising podiatrist

 

AT3

WIL

 

6.3 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems

AT3

WIL

 

 

 

 

Other Information

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

HLTINF002 Process reusable medical devices and equipment
HLTAHA006 Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAHA007 Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAHA008 Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

According to the training package though, the 3 units (HLTAHA006, HLTAHA007 & HLTAHA008) comprise the podiatry specialisation skill set.
 

 

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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