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HLTMS207D Handle medical gases safely

Information about the course:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to handle medical gas equipment in a safe manner within the health care environment
 

Target audience:

This unit applies to a variety of work roles involving working with medical gases. Work in often performed under limited supervision and generally within a team environment.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 
  • HLTMS207D Handle medical gases safely

Course duration:

  • Full course: 6 hours face-to-face training
  • Refresher course: 4-5 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre course study required for this course.

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Where can this training be delivered?

The course requires training either at the workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting

(HLTMS207D) How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

(HLTMS207D) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Essential knowledge:

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

This includes knowledge of:

·      Cylinder identification

·      Emergency response procedures

·      Gas types

·      WHS requirements

·      Potential risks and hazards to gas equipment use

·      Relevant industry standards

·      Relevant legislation

·      Storage and handling requirements

·      Transportation requirements

·      Workplace gas use policies

·      Workplace requirements

 

Essential skills:

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:

·      Appropriately interpret job requirements

·      Organise work areas and medical gas equipment

·      Select appropriate emergency and personal protective equipment

·      Identify potential risks, hazards to handling and storage of medical gas equipment

·      Use all medical gas equipment safely and appropriately

In addition, the candidate must be able to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

This includes the ability to:

·          Apply materials handling skills

·          Communicate effectively, including:

  • clear labelling
  •  following instructions
  • giving information
  •  interpersonal
  • listening
  •  questioning

·      Identify cylinder, regulator and valve types

·      Identify gas handling non conformances

·      Identify gas/types/characteristics

·      Methodically organise work

·      Operate equipment

·      Organise equipment availability

·      Read and interpret work requirements

·      Take into account opportunities to address waste minimisation, environmental responsibility and sustainable practice issues, including appropriate practices to ensure efficient use of resources

·      Use emergency and personal protective equipment

·      Use safe and efficient work practices

(HLTMS207D) Where can I access a copy of the Training Package?

You can access a copy of the Training Package here