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HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment and collect specimens via urine and/or oral and breath testing following the special procedures that apply for drugs of abuse testing.

This unit applies to individuals working in collection centres, in hospitals, in other health care environments and workplaces where drugs of abuse testing takes place.

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

 

The information presented in this course conforms to the requirements outlined in the relevant standards:

  • AS/NZS 4308:2008 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine
  • AS 4760-2019 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in oral fluid
  • AS 3547-2019 Breath alcohol testing devices for personal use

 

Course Duration:8 hours

  • 4 hours online pre-reading and assessment with up to 4 hours face-to-face learning and assessment

 

Delivery Dates:

  • Individuals: To book a course, please select the Book Now button and select a suitable date. If no date is available, please contact the office.
  • Corporate: Please contact the office on (08) 9207 2900 to discuss your training needs

 

Assessment:

  • Written assessments and practical scenario-based assessments

 

Mode of Delivery:

  • Blended – Online pre-reading and assessment coupled with face-to-face training and assessment.

 

Entry Requirements:

  • Not specified by the Training Package.
  • If you are unsure whether your limitation will affect your ability to complete the course, do not hesitate to contact Time Critical on (08) 9207 2900.

 

Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund if cancelled more than 15 days prior to booked date
  • 50% refund if cancelled 14 -3 days prior to booked date
  • No refund if cancelled 3-0 days prior to booked date
Elements describe the essential outcomesPerformance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Respond to an emergency situation.1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.2.1. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance ARC guidelines.
2.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
2.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
2.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
2.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
2.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
2.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
3. Communicate details of the incident.3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
3.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
3.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
4. Review the incident.4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

Performance Evidence for HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • followed established technical, infection control and safety procedures plus those required by the relevant standard, during collections from at least 3 different clients
  • selected, prepared and used compliant equipment and collection kits
  • collected urine, oral fluid or breath specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • context for drugs of abuse testing including industry, social services, prisons, medical and legal purposes
  • legal and ethical considerations (national and state/territory), including the requirements of AS/NZS 4308:2008 or AS 4760-2006 and any revisions thereof, and how these are applied in organisations:
    • duty of care
    • informed consent
    • mandatory reporting
    • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
    • records management
    • work role boundaries
    • work health and safety
  • pre-collection, during and post-collection procedures required to meet chain of custody requirements, including:
    • suitable environment to collect sample
    • client privacy
    • staff safety
    • specific environmental and specimen requirements to eliminate tampering
  • collection procedures required to meet chain of custody requirements, including:
    • client supervision and seclusion
    • collection procedures that eliminates the opportunity to tamper with specimen
    • documentation requirements
    • integrity testing of samples as required by standard
  • storage and transportation procedures required to meet chain of custody requirements, including:
    • chain of custody process
    • security satchels and labels
    • storage
    • courier requirements
  • drugs of abuse, including:
    • types of drugs included
    • chemistry
    • effect on body
    • types of collection
    • methods of analysis

Course Essentials

Course code

HLTPAT005 Collect specimens for drugs of abuse testing

Duration

4 hours

Cost

$550