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Unit of competency details

HLTAMB003 - Transport emergency patients (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLTAMBT402C - Transport emergency clientsThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Removal of pre-requisites 07/Dec/2015
Is superseded by HLTOUT006 - Transport emergency patientsThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 5.0 and meets the requirements of the 2015 Standards for Training Packages. Updated to reflect current industry practices and terminology. 23/Dec/2020

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 19/Sep/2018
(View details for release 1) 08/Dec/2015


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069905 Paramedical Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069905 Paramedical Studies  29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 2

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 4.1.

Updated Assessment Conditions to permit assessment to be performed in simulation.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Removal of pre-requisites

Supersedes HLTAMBT402C.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to transport patients and other appropriate workers to and from a health care facility or service under emergency circumstances. The unit includes skills for loading, driving and unloading a vehicle safely, and for checking vehicles and equipment in order to restock and remedy faults.

This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers.

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.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes

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

1. Prepare and check vehicle and equipment

1.1 Check vehicle and equipment systematically and comprehensively based on local vehicle checklist or inventory

1.2 Conduct vehicle checks on a regular basis according to organisation procedures to ensure serviceability of vehicle and equipment

1.3 Ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of vehicle in accordance with organisation policies and procedures on the minimisation of infection risk to both non-emergency workers and patients

1.4 Maintain vehicle operating stock to acceptable minimum and maximum levels

1.5 Maintain vehicle and equipment according to established clinical guidelines/protocols

2. Ensure faults in vehicle and equipment are remedied

2.1 Identify and report general nature of faults, and liaise with organisation to remedy faults

2.2 Assess risk of further damage to malfunctioning vehicle or equipment against patient care priorities and communicate decisions to appropriate workers

2.3 Rectify minor faults where possible

2.4 Establish need for additional or replacement resources and communicate to appropriate workers

3. Convey and receive information relating to emergency transport

3.1 Establish and maintain communication with control centre according to established clinical guidelines/protocols

3.2 Notify appropriate receiving facility according to established clinical guidelines/protocols.

4. Load, unload and secure patient and equipment for emergency transportation

4.1 Remove patients from scene in a manner consistent with relevant Acts, regulations and according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

4.2 Conduct loading and unloading smoothly, consistent with safe work practices and according to established clinical guidelines and protocols

4.3 Ensure patient’s illness or injury is not exacerbated by unnecessary movement during loading and unloading

4.4 Organise and secure equipment in accordance with relevant Australian Standards, Acts and regulations and according to established clinical guidelines/protocols

5. Transport patient under emergency conditions

5.1 Drive vehicle in a manner that avoids exacerbation of patient’s condition

5.2 Drive vehicle recognising hazards and negotiating hazards at low risk in accordance with legal requirements governing emergency vehicles

5.3 Choose appropriate route to receiving facility according to distance, time, travel and terrain

5.4 Establish and maintain communication as required between driver and patient care officer to ensure safe transport and effective patient care

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

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

Unit Mapping Information

No Equivalent Unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 2

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 4.1.

Updated Assessment Conditions to permit assessment to be performed in simulation.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Removal of pre-requisites

Supersedes HLTAMBT402C.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

• checked the safety of transport vehicle and safely transported 3 emergency patients under operational conditions including:

- loading and unloading

- performing driving skills suited to specific situations and the case being attended

- assessing and analysing available driving routes and available resources

- making decisions that ensure the efficient and safe driving of vehicles under different operational conditions for safe transport of emergency patients.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

• methods of loading and unloading patients under life-threatening conditions

• organisation policy and procedures related to vehicle being used for transportation, equipment in vehicle and vehicle checks

• relevant Acts, regulations and organisation policies and procedures related to transport of patients including:

- handling, lifting and transport of patients

- care and restraint of patient during transportation

- patient care during transportation

- road rules in accordance with the State/Territory regulations when driving emergency vehicles

• use of communications equipment and systems for transporting emergency patients.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational vehicle used for the transport of an emergency patient. This may be in the workplace or in a simulated environment on 3 separate occasions. Driving skills must have been demonstrated at least once using simulation prior to any demonstration in the workplace.

Assessment must ensure the use of:

  • suitable facilities, resources and equipment as per local governing body including:

- transport vehicle (emergency or non-emergency)

- communication protocols, devices and equipment used in emergency vehicles

- modelling of industry operating conditions including access to real people for simulations and scenarios in transporting emergency patients.

Emergency patient is defined as an individual requiring active treatment by a clinician while en route to a receiving facility (i.e. hospital) - simulation. It does not necessarily require activation of warning signals (emergency siren and lights).

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705