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safeMedicate Registered Practitioner Pathway Model

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Figure 1 illustrates the safeMedicate registered practitioner pathway model. The model has three entry points for the registered practitioner:

  1. Entry Point 1: Essential Skills Authentic Assessment (AA): This assessment is used to evaluate the user’s integrated Essential Skills competence under virtual simulated clinical conditions. If errors are detected it is advised that the RN/registered practitioner is exposed to an Authentic Diagnostic Assessment (ADA), to diagnose the origins of the error (conceptual, calculation or technical measurement error) and subsequently following skills remediation, if necessary in the Essential Skills Learning Environment/Foundation Numeracy Assessment (FNA) is then re-assessed in the Authentic Assessment (AA) environment. Essential Skills Authentic Assessment (AA) is the minimum baseline competence assessment for all registered nurses (RN) or healthcare practitioners and a 100% performance level should be achieved prior to undertaking the more complex Advanced Paediatric Authentic Assessment or the Advanced Injectable Medicine Infusion Assessment.
  2. Entry Point 2: Advanced Paediatric Authentic Assessment (planned for release in 2015): This assessment is used to evaluate the user’s paediatric body-weight based single dose and 24-hour divided dose medication dosage calculation problem-solving skills. If errors are detected it is advised that the RN/registered practitioner is exposed to an Advanced Paediatric Authentic Diagnostic Assessment, to diagnose the origins of the error (conceptual, calculation or technical measurement error) and subsequently following skills remediation, if necessary in the Paediatric Learning Environment is then re-assessed in the Advanced Paediatric Authentic Assessment environment. Future Newsletters will focus on this aspect of the safeMedicate program.
  3. Entry Point 3: Advanced Injectable Medicine Infusion Authentic Assessment: This assessment is used to evaluate the user’s Advanced Injectable Medicine Intermittent and Continuous Infusion calculation & problem-solving skills. If errors are detected it is advised that the RN/registered practitioner is exposed to an Advanced Skills Authentic Diagnostic Assessment, to diagnose the origins of the error (conceptual, calculation or technical measurement error) and subsequently following skills remediation, if necessary in the Advanced Skills Learning Environment, is then re-assessed in the Advanced Injectable Medicine Infusion Authentic Assessment environment. Future Newsletters will focus on this aspect of the safeMedicate program.

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