Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 2

CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls Draft 2.0

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

CHCAGE007

UNIT TITLE

Recognise and report risk of falls

APPLICATION

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with people and their carer to recognise and report the risk of falls.

 

This unit applies to support workers in a residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

 

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

PREREQUISITE UNIT

Nil

COMPETENCY FIELD

Nil

UNIT SECTOR

Aged Care

2 Comments

Unit

"The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union supports this new unit. The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety addressed the need for aged care workers to have relevant education and training. For older Australians, the risk of falls is a significant health and safety issue and the theoretical and practical skills needed are an essential element for ensuring those who are studying the Certificate are trained in core competencies such as assessing the risk of falls and fall prevention. "

Deborah Twigg 28.07.2021 08.10AM

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Professional vs support worker role

"This describes what the professional involved would need to do, not the support worker who would be required to follow the falls prevention plan devised and set out byt the professional."

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.46AM

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Elements and performance criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

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

  1. Identify potential risk of falls.
    1. Consult with supervisor and the person to identify lifestyle, health and mobility factors that might increase the risk of falls for the person.
    2. Provide opportunities for the person and their carer to contribute and ask questions.
    3. Identify needs, issues and concerns of the person which are outside scope of own practice and refer to supervisor or health professional according to organisational policies and procedures.
    4. Recognise physical indicators of risk of falls and document according to organisational policies and procedures.
    5. Recognise environmental factors that may contribute to falls and document according to organisational policies and procedures.
  1. Report risk of falls.
    1. Report risk of falls to supervisor or health professional according to organisational policies and procedures.
    2. Maintain the privacy and dignity of the person when reporting risk of falls.
    3. Complete and store documentation and reports according to organisation policies and procedures and update according to changes in the person’s circumstances.

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Again, these elements descrive what would be expected of the nurse or professional devising the plan

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Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.47AM

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A better falls prevention unit for PCAs

"This unit is much more appropriate to a PCA's level of responsibility than the current Implement falls prevention strategies unit. I think this will be a beneficial change."

A. K. 19.07.2021 03.19PM

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"I agree with this statement"

Karen Voce 25.07.2021 10.21PM

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Foundation skills

FOUNDATION SKILLS

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 Guide

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Performance evidence

TITLE

Assessment Requirements for CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls

PERFORMANCE EVIDENCE

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • identified indicators of falls risk for at least two people, including at least one physical risk and one environmental risk
  • reported each of the above falls risks according to organisational policies and procedures, maintaining the privacy and dignity of the person.

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • the ageing process and how it might affect the risk of falls
  • factors contributing to the risk of falls and their impact on people and their carer:
    • environmental
    • physical
    • emotional
    • effects of medication
  • how to recognise a change in the person’s normal posture, gait and balance
  • medical causes of falls, and how to recognise signs of those causes
  • the physical and psychological effects of falls on people and their carer
  • communication practices for working with people that promote respect and empowerment
  • legal and ethical considerations and organisational policies and procedures for working with people, including:
    • duty of care
    • dignity of risk
    • human rights
    • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
    • work health and safety
  • organisational policies and procedures for:
    • documentation, including the importance of timely accurate, objective and detailed records
    • reporting
    • storage of information.

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

 

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace, with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace.

 

These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe, impractical or threatens the dignity of the person.

 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • resources relating to falls prevention that are used within the workplace
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • opportunities for engagement with people and their carer and others involved in service provision.

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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