This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safe removal of the patients under routine and non-routine conditions and environments. It may be necessary for the individual to ensure the safe removal of the patient by overcoming obstacles, using problem solving or use of specialised equipment.This unit applies to pre-hospital or out-of-hospital health care workers.
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:
*analysing the scene and developing access and egress plans, recognising that the welfare of the patient, workers and bystanders is paramount
*conducting risk assessment and identifying hazards
*applying the correct lifting techniques
*communicating the plan to patient, colleagues and other emergency workers at the scene
*amending original plan as situation dictates
*achieving access and egress in environments using equipment to reflect situation.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):