Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: NURS5363C

Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Suhair Shahwan

suhair.shahwan@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

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with basic foot hygiene under the direction of a podiatrist, including skin and nail care and applying dressings, padding and cushioning.
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:

HLTAHA006 Assist with basic foot hygiene

Element:

1. Prepare for basic foot hygiene

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and respond to client podiatry 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 any shoes, socks and/or hosiery 2.5 Position the client prior to foot hygiene session to reduce risk to provider and client 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 and rationale of the dressing, padding or cushioning 3.2 Determine the client's understanding of the purpose and 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:

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Provide podiatry assistance according to the instruction of treating podiatrist 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 care according to the advice of the treating podiatrist

Element:

5. Clean and store equipment

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Collect, handle, manage and dispose of biological waste material according to organisation guidelines and infection control requirements 5.2 Prepare equipment for sterilisation according to manufacturer and organisation requirements 5.3 Store equipment according to manufacturers requirements and organisation protocols 5.4 Report equipment faults to appropriate person

Element:

6. Document client information

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Document occasion of basic foot hygiene according to organisation requirements 6.2 Document referral to supervising podiatrist 6.3 Use appropriate terminology to document symptomatic expression of identified problems


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub
(http://www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub).
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:
• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment,
during simulations and classroom based learning
• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding
around key concepts within specific topics
• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of
theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their
course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform


Teaching Schedule

 DatesTopics Practice  Assessments
 06/09 Basic foot and ankle anatomy preparation Foot assessments
 13/09 Understanding protocols and procedures of sterilisation techniques in podiatry clinic Foot assessments
20/09  Podiatry assistant role in a podiatry clinic Foot assessments
27/09  Understanding basic foot hygiene Foot assessments
04/10Wound dressingPractical assessements
11/10Padding and offloading methods in a podiatry clinicPractical assessment
18/10Role of different type of orthotics in podiatry clinicPractical assessment
25/10Strapping for different musculoskeletal conditions of foot and anklePractical assessments
01/11Understanding of designing , exercise prescription for podiatry patient by podiatristPractical assessments
16/11 Final Practical assessments
1/11 Written assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

There will be ongoing practice assessment tasks as in timetable. 

The final assessments will be-( For AH18)

  1. Written assessment task- 01/011/2017
  2. Practical Assessment task- 16/11/2017
  3. Clinical placements -TBA

The students need to be "satisfactory" in all three assessment tasks to be deemed competent in this course.

The students can do placements only after being deemed "satisfactory" in Written assessment task and Practical Assessment task. 

 

 

 


Assessment Matrix

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