Course Title: Identify and respond to clinical risks associated with pathology specimen collection

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: ONPS5266C

Course Title: Identify and respond to clinical risks associated with pathology specimen collection

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3199 - Certificate III in Pathology

Course Contact : Catherine (Katie) Fox

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4129

Course Contact Email:katie.fox@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator

Catherine (Katie) Fox

+61 3 99254129

katie.fox@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 should be assessed in conjunction with the following related competency units:
HLTPAT304B Collect pathology specimens
HLTPAT306B Perform Blood Collection

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to clinical risks and client reactions associated with pathology specimen collection.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTPAT308B Identify and respond to clinical risks associated with pathology specimen collection

Element:

Collect clinical and other personal information from clients.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain clinical and personal information from client to establish potential clinical risks of performing collection procedures.
1.2 Assess client against pre-test criteria
1.3 Make an assessment of clinical risks
1.4 Refer issues to an appropriate person when required.

Element:

Identify and respond to client reactions and complications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Observe client for reactions during and after collection procedure
2.2 Follow emergency procedures for severe reactions and complications
2.3 Follow first aid protocols in accordance with organization policies and procedures.

Element:

Plan and conduct collection procedures according to clinical

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select collection site based on testing needs, client’s specific anatomy and physiology, and on assessment of clinical risks.
3.2 Seek assistance from an appropriate person as required.
3.3 Position client appropriately based on assessment of clinical risks.


Learning Outcomes


To demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to clinical risks and client reactions associated with pathology specimen collection.


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher Lead activities
1. Using workplace scenarios, participate in simulations/role plays/case studies dealing with clinical risk, including clinical risks

Student Centered Activities
2. Participate in 2 week practical placement,
OR,( where employed in Pathology Collection) participate in workplace job activities related to elements of this competency.


Teaching Schedule

semester 1 & 2

per timetable


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Warekois :  A Phlebotomy worktext 


References

Mc Call,R & Tankersley,C (2003) Phlebotomy Essentials,3rd Ed. Philadelphia,USA: Lippincott,Williams & Wilkins Publishers
Per Perform Blood Collection course guide and Certificate III In Pathology Specimen Collection 2009 Program Handbook
RMIT Library –Pathology Specimen Collection Library resource folder
http.//www.rmit.edu.au/library RMIT Learning Hub Blackboard resources for this course
ECG Made Easy


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on –
Participation and discussion on a range of study and practical placement (or workplace) issues and strategies to contribute to best practice

Worksheets to assess knowledge

Interview and questioning

Performance of elements of competence ,clinical skills involving direct client care as designated for this unit to the required standard during one or more of the following:
Simulated workplace scenarios
On the job off-campus workplace/practical placement
Authenticated Logbook/portfolio with supporting evidence from Supervisor(s) of relevant work experience, formal/informal learning.


Assessment Tasks

1. Practical assessment on application of identifying & responding to clinical risks
2. Worksheet: Clinical risk management topic
3. Perform elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during one or more of the following:
a. Simulated workplace scenarios
b. Workplace/Practical placement


Authenticated Logbook/portfolio with supporting evidence from Supervisor(s) of relevant work experience, formal/informal learning.


Assessment Matrix

Written Assignment/short answer test
Observed –
a. On-campus in the simulated health setting
b.Off-campus on-the job.

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