June 15, 2020
IBSA Group has been working with the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) COVID-19 Emergency Response Sub-committee to help the national training system rapidly respond to critical workforce needs.
As part of the national COVID-19 response, we have created a new skill set: COVID-19 Critical Skills Point of Care Testing (PoCT). These resources are sponsored by the Australian Government and freely available to RTOs for approximately six months.
Developed by industry and subject matter experts, Unit one: MSL974030 Process body fluid specimens using a point of care testing device adopts a step-by-step approach on how to complete point of care testing (PoCT), from pre-analytics to recording results and maintaining a point of care testing device. Unit two: HLTPAT003 Perform capillary blood collections guides learners through pre and post collection procedures, properly preparing the client and equipment, and the specific criteria, techniques and equipment required when collecting capillary blood.
The responsive eLearning modules are designed to support visual learning and increase the understanding of what PoCT and capillary blood collections look like in practice, guaranteeing a positive learning experience.
Learners can expect:
- Engaging learning content and assessment reviewed against quality standards.
- Clear instructions for each learning activity.
- Clear explanation of key terminology identified at the beginning of each unit and throughout each workbook.
- Regular self-assessments built into both eLearning and workbooks to self-test knowledge and understanding.
Online learners can also expect:
- Brain Breaks: built in’ breaks’ to optimise learner engagement and retention when learning online.
- User-friendly navigation: ‘next’ buttons on each screen; ticks and loading bars throughout to indicate unit progression to both student and facilitator/trainer.
- Accessibility tools: All eLearning units include alt text for images and closed captions.
- Responsive design: accessible from any device with internet access.
Although eLearning resources will be locked, facilitators’ resources can be adapted as required.