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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260463  Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Ancillary Health Care   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9827  Assess the client`s situation and assist and support both client and family to manage home based health care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
On completion of this Unit Standard he learner will be able to assist clients and their significant others to manage their health status and to provide basic care under the direction of a qualified health worker for persons who require home based care.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of elementary anatomy, physiology, human development and the ageing process.
  • Identifying disease conditions and disabilities common to an identified community.
  • Assisting in the management of the client's condition and treatment.
  • Identifying when to refer the client or significant others. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learning includes, but is not limited to, basic knowledge of the most common types of debilitating and terminal diseases, including the normal process of ageing, being able to recognise when referral is needed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy, physiology, human development and the ageing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The body systems are identified and described in terms of their structures and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Human physical and mental development is explained in terms of the different stages of life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emotional and social aspects of human development are described in terms of personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of the ageing process is described in terms of the stages of normal ageing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify disease conditions and disabilities common to an identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Diseases common to the local area are named and described in terms of their type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of disease include but are not limited to common communicable and non-communicable diseases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Disabilities commonly found among the community members are identified and briefly described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disabilities include but are not limited to those related to birth defects, malnutrition, ageing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist in the management of the client's condition and treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A care plan for basic care and treatment is compiled in conjunction with the client and significant others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clients are assisted with activities of daily living in terms of the care plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The encouragement of mobility to prevent complications in terms of the care plan is described and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems relating to the aged are described and addressed in terms of the care plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Principles of hygiene, safe handling and disposal of waste are applied according to universal precautions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Potential physical dangers are identified and removed or modified in terms of creating a safe environment for the client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify when to refer the client or significant others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions requiring referral and support are identified in terms of the needs of the client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Local sources for referral pertinent to the needs of the client or significant others are identified and utilised. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing the learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the HWSETA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the HWSETA.
  • The moderation of this standard will be conducted by the HWSETA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner must demonstrate and understanding of:

    Names and functions of:
  • Health and related services.
  • Community resources.
  • Community structures.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Common and chronic illnesses and conditions.
  • Community needs and problems of Home Based Care.

    Sensory cues:
  • Basic needs.
  • Assessment of client.

    Purpose of:
  • Management and treatment.
  • Community practices.
  • Precautionary measures for blood and body fluids.
  • Specific equipment and aids to living.
  • Specific treatment.

    Events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Poverty, housing and unemployment.
  • Literacy and numeracy.
  • Family dynamics and social problems.
  • Stability/violence in community.

    Categories:
  • Mobility.
  • Degree of severity of client's illness.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Activities of daily living.
  • Death and funeral.
  • Improvisation.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Health and health related and welfare policies.
  • Local policies and procedures.

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Patient rights, health workers' rights health and human rights.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Experience in family and other interpersonal relationships.
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team and referral system.
  • Working with community members and communication systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes related to the physical condition of the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to assist the client and family other members of the health team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to in order to effectively fulfil the duties allocated to the caregiver. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the client, family and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to engage effectively with the client, family and community members and members of the health team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the assist with regard to the making of solutions e.g. oral rehydration, correct use of available equipment and working with telecommunication system and other electronic devices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that to assist in the clients and their families in health care projects does not exist in isolation and that various factors will affect this including community climate, political climate, socio-economic factors and current resources and capacity to deliver on projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively assisting and supporting clients in Home Based care programmes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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