Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Prepare and check vehicle and equipment.
- Check vehicle and equipment systematically and comprehensively based on local vehicle checklist or inventory.
- Conduct vehicle checks on a regular basis according to organisation procedures to ensure continuing serviceability of vehicle and equipment.
- Ensure interior and exterior cleanliness of vehicle in accordance with organisation policies and procedures on the minimisation of infection risk to vehicle occupants.
- Maintain vehicle operating stock to organisational minimum and maximum levels.
- Maintain vehicle and equipment according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.
- Ensure faults in vehicle and equipment are remedied.
- Identify and report general nature of faults and liaise with organisation to remedy faults.
- Assess risk of all faults, malfunctioning vehicle or equipment against patient care priorities and notify the appropriate person in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
- Establish need for additional or replacement resources and communicate to appropriate workers.
- Convey and receive information relating to emergency transport.
- Establish and maintain communication with control centre according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.
- Notify appropriate receiving facility according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.
- Access, egress and secure vehicle occupants and equipment for emergency transportation.
- Remove patients from scene in a manner consistent with relevant Acts, regulations and according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.
- Conduct accessing and egressing smoothly, consistent with safe work practices and according to established clinical guidelines and protocols and safe manual handling practices.
- Ensure patient illness or injury is not exacerbated by unnecessary movement during accessing and egressing.
- Ensure vehicle occupants are secured in vehicle according to organisational procedures.
- Organise and secure equipment in accordance with relevant Australian Standards, Acts and regulations and according to established clinical guidelines and protocols.
- Transport patient under emergency conditions.
- Establish and maintain communication as required between driver and patient care officer to ensure safe transport and effective patient care.
- Drive vehicle to current road conditions and in a manner that avoids exacerbation of patient condition.
- Recognise and negotiate hazards at low risk in accordance with relevant road traffic Acts and legal requirements governing emergency vehicles.
- Notify vehicle occupants of upcoming hazards to facilitate preparation and management of situation for safety of patient and self.
- Utilise maps and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as required to accurately navigate to a specified destination.
- Choose appropriate route to receiving facility according to distance, time, travel, terrain and monitor factors likely to cause delays or route deviations.