HLTAMB008 - Assess and deliver standard clinical care

Unit code: HLTAMB008 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct clinical assessments and deliver standard patient care in the pre-hospital/out-of-hospital environment.  This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers. The worker provides advanced life support, prioritises clinical care, implements time-critical health care procedures and therapies, and monitors patients based on patient needs and in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 160 hours under clinical supervision in the workplace;
  • performed a clinical assessment and implemented standard care in a pre-hospital/out-of-hospital context on 5 different patients for an illness or trauma impacting health status;
  • implemented the following standard clinical care interventions under a variety of conditions and circumstances within the established clinical guidelines and protocols: providing airway management for a patient; attaching leads, recording and interpreting an electrocardiograph (ECG) to analyse cardiac dysrhythmia; performing manual direct current counter shock on an adult simulation manikin according to established clinical guidelines and protocols; administering and responding to the effects of pharmacological therapy to treat and manage patient’s illness or condition, and;
  • performed advanced life support on an adult, child and infant simulation manikin according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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