This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues and health providers in complex situations using verbal and non-verbal interactions. It requires workers to address these significant challenges in the context of providing a health care service. This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers in a range of settings where direct patient contact is involved.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.
Where to next?
As part of a course
This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.
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