HLTOUT004 - Assess and deliver basic clinical care

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Unit code: HLTOUT004 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to conduct clinical assessment and deliver basic clinical care in a pre-hospital or out-of-hospital environment.This unit applies to pre-hospital and out-of-hospital health care workers. The worker provides basic life support and prioritises clinical care of a patient in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl 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 this unit during a period of at least 80 hours work, under clinical supervision in the workplace
*performed a clinical assessment & implemented basic care in a pre-hospital or out-of-hospital context on at least three different patient presentations for an illness or trauma impacting health status including:

  • primary survey
  • secondary survey
  • planning & implementing basic clinical care based on assessment & time-criticality
  • monitoring patient
  • safely delivering patient to a healthcare professional, facility or service
    *performed basic life support on an adult, child & infant simulation manikin according to established clinical guidelines & 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 studied as part of the following course(s):

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