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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Assess the client`s situation and assist and support both client and family to manage home based health care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9827  Assess the client`s situation and assist and support both client and family to manage home based health care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-02-09  2009-02-09  SAQA 0264/06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-09   2013-02-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260463  Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of each Unit Standard is to introduce learners to the various aspects of community care and to encourage learners to gain experience of community health care with a view to a possible career in this industry.

Rationale:

To develop appropriate skills and experience for Ancillary Health Workers (AHWs) to facilitate active participation in community health care through the empowerment of individuals and communities, thereby creating and encouraging health awareness as part of General Education and Training.

Many areas of peri-urban and rural South Africa cannot be reached by professional health workers due to the scarcity of this category of worker. The key role of AHWs is to improve the quality of life of community members by providing improved access to and delivery of primary health care at local level within the context of an intersectoral environment. There are many people already working in this field and they need to receive recognition and to have access to developed career pathways. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively within the cultural context of the community. Reading, writing and communication skills equivalent to ABET Level 3 and numeracy skills equivalent to ABET Level 2. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of disease and disability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Potentially harmful diseases and conditions in the community are correctly identified and described appropriate to the level of knowledge. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. An appropriate plan to make the environment safer is drawn up in cooperation with the members of the community. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Principles of hygiene and safe handling and disposal of waste according to universal precautions are described at the prescribed level of knowledge. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A feasible plan of how these will be taught to the community members for application is described and/or drawn up. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Potential health hazards are identified and a plan devised for these to be appropriately nullified in accordance with the prescribed level of knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Assist in the management of the client's condition and treatment. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Assist in the management of the client's condition and treatment under the supervision of a qualified health worker. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The reasons for prescribed regimes of treatment and care are explained correctly within the required level of knowledge. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The appropriate assistance of clients with activities of daily living is described and explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Assist with mobility and the prevention of complications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Problems relating to immobility and aging or disease are correctly identified and the appropriate solutions described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify when to refer the client or family. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Situations wherein the need for referral are necessary are accurately identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The sources of referral for various conditions are correctly identified. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems:

SO 2.4 and 2.5 - Recognise emergency situations and apply the appropriate first aid measures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others:

SO 1.1 and 1.4 - Identify basic health needs within the community and draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself:

SO 1.4 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively:

SO 4.2 - Assist in the management of the client`s condition and treatment under the supervision of a qualified health worker. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:

SO 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.5 - Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters; Identify appropriate service providers in the local community who deal with health related human rights issues; Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and local protocols relating to disability, abuse, rape and the aged; Explain the appropriate action that can be taken by community members in the situations mentioned. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to full personal development:

SO 1.4, 3.3 and 6.1 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion; Demonstrate an understanding of common health problems and disease patterns in an identified community; Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
It is recommended that suitably qualified professional persons with experience in the field of Primary Health Care and experience of community involvement be accredited by the HWSETA. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260463, which is "Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care", Level 2, 12 credits.

These unit standards were written for a GET Certificate intended for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) learners. They will form the foundation to a qualification in Ancillary Health Care (AHC). 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
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