Unit of competency details

AHCPRK302 - Treat rectal prolapse in pigs (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCPRK302A - Treat rectal prolapse in pigsThis unit is equivalent to AHCPRK302A Treat rectal prolapse in pigs. 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061101 Veterinary Science  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061101 Veterinary Science  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to treat rectal prolapse in pigs.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes, and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Pork (PRK)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to signs of rectal prolapse

1.1 Recognise signs of rectal prolapse

1.2 Remove pig from pen

1.3 Determine treatment based on severity of injury and animal s health and condition

1.4 Seek supervisor s, veterinary or other expert advice where required

1.5 Prepare work site, required resources and materials for treatment

1.6 Isolate pig in hospital pen where required

1.7 Follow enterprise animal welfare and biosecurity policies

1.8 Recognise outbreaks of rectal prolapse in a herd and notify management

2. Treat rectal prolapse

2.1 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

2.2 Apply knowledge of relevant animal anatomy and physiology

2.3 Clean prolapses appropriately

2.4 Treat as prescribed by veterinary advice

2.5 Recognise and treat rectal strictures where appropriate

2.6 Administer antibiotics to pigs with rectal prolapse where required

3. Report and reduce incidence of rectal prolapse

3.1 Report incidents and treatments to supervisor or management

3.2 Identify possible causes of prolapse

3.2 Implement changes to pig management to reduce incidence of rectal prolapse

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCPRK302A Treat rectal prolapse in pigs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • respond to signs of rectal prolapse
  • treat rectal prolapse
  • report and reduce incidence of rectal prolapse
  • follow work health and safety policies
  • follow biosecurity policies
  • follow animal welfare policies

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • signs, causes, treatment, management and prevention of rectal prolapse
  • anatomy and physiology of relevant organs and tissues
  • techniques and methods for humane handling and restraint of pigs for rectal prolapse
  • signs of health, signs of ill health, and methods for assessing pig health, welfare and behaviour
  • work site requirements, resources and materials for treatment of rectal prolapse
  • characteristics, signs, management and control of rectal prolapse outbreaks
  • relevant work health and safety requirements for treatment of rectal prolapse
  • signs, causes, treatment, management and prevention of rectal strictures
  • requirements, functions and procedures for setting up hospital pens
  • relevant biosecurity requirements

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace OR workplace and simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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