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Learning outcomes descriptions 3.5.d

Competence description VQTS:

3.5.d Is able to guide and supervise others in the use and maintenance of medical devices and related procedures.    

  
Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently guide and supervise others in using, placing and maintaining all kinds of medical devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • transfer to others methods and processes for using and maintaining medical devices in different situations,
  • run training sessions and instruct others in the use of medical devices,
  • recognise the scope of their own competences and those of others regarding medical devices,
  • evaluate other people’s use of medical devices,
  • motivate others to achieve the goals of using medical devices,
  • show others how to assemble a suction device and perform suctioning of a patient/client,
  • show others how to apply a chest tube suction device (e.g. one-way system, two-bottle system),
  • teach others how to apply an automated external defibrillator and manual defibrillators,
  • show others how to carry out functional checks on medical technology (e.g. hardware check for ventilation machines, infusion pumps, nutritional pumps),
  • show others how to set the correct application rates on infusion and nutrition pumps,
  • teach others how to use all types of monitors for monitoring of patients/clients (e.g. set and activate alarms on monitoring monitors),
  • show others how to correctly connect all types of venous and arterial lines/sets to ·       catheters (e.g. fluid-filled arterial blood pressure system onto an arterial catheter, fluid-filled manifold with infusion sets onto a central venous catheter) for administering drips/medications and how to collect all possible measurements (e.g. arterial blood pressure, Picco®, CVP),
  • show others how to apply breathing machines and care for mechanically ventilated patients/clients (e.g. mask CPAP, intubated patients/clients),
  • teach others how to set up and apply dialysis and different dialysis liquids (e.g. via CVVHDF, dialysis machines),
  • show others different patient warmer/cooler systems (e.g. heating/cooling mat, special cooling systems for patients/clients after cardiac arrest),
  • show others how to set up and the apply different invasive support systems (e.g. IABP, Impella®),
  • teach others how to set up and apply procedures of extra corporal oxygenation (e.g. ECMO, ECLA),
  • show others how to prepare and operate equipment for intubation and tracheotomy (e.g. laryngoscope, different respiratory tubes),
  • teach others to conduct endotracheal intubation of patients/clients,
  • show others how to use laboratory machines (e.g. blood gas analyser),
  • show others how to set up and use special systems and machines for sedating patients/clients (e.g. AnaConDa®),
  • show others how to set up and use contrast agent applicators,
  • teach others how to set up and operate machines for imaging procedures (e.g. for bronchoscopy, colonoscopy),
  • show others how to set up and apply mechanical reanimation equipment (e.g. Lifeguard®),
  • show others how to use surgical tables and surgical lamps,
  • teach others how to apply special monitoring methods (e.g. BIS®, relaxometry),
  • show others how to set up and apply the electro coagulator,
  • teach others how to set up and apply heart-lung machines,
  • teach others how to set up and apply anaesthesia machines,
  • show others how to work an ECG,
  • show others how to use vacuum bandages and change waste containers,
  • show others how to use blood warmers and infusion warmers,
  • teach others how to apply mobilisation and transfer aids (e.g. lifter, transfer trapeze),
  • show others how to apply pulse oximetry (e.g. portable),
  • show others how to carry out bladder scans,
  • teach others how to use patient warmer systems (e.g. Bair Hugger®),
  • show others how to operate oxygen devices (e.g. portable) and provide oxygen to the patient/client. 
 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • discuss ethical principles of the commitment of medical devices and procedures (see also CA.B.1),
  • describe methods for transferring knowledge and experience,
  • explain different training techniques,
  • explain techniques for increasing motivation,
  • explain the development of training sessions in appliance of medical devices,
  • explain techniques for increasing motivation,
  • explain the process of guiding and supervising others,
  • explain the implementation of quality control regarding medical devices (see also CA.A.3),
  • explain how to evaluate other people’s use of medical devices,
  • explain how to set up different medical devices,
  • explain how to use different medical devices,
  • name the steps when carrying out functional checks of medical devices,
  • explain how to select the correct types of venous and/or arterial lines/sets for catheters,
  • discuss the use of mechanical reanimation equipment versus manual reanimation.

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