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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide the patient and/or carer with sufficient information on which to base decisions about nursing care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120177  Provide the patient and/or carer with sufficient information on which to base decisions about nursing care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable the learner to function as an enrolled auxiliary nurse to ensure that individuals, carers, clients, families and communities have sufficient information to be able to make informed decisions about health behaviour and health care.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Participate in assessment of learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child.
  • Give appropriate health education to individuals and groups using applicable resources.
  • Recognize the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership on health care decisions.

    The learners will function within the scope of practice of an enrolled auxiliary nurse as formulated by the South African Nursing Council Regulations, institutional policies related to specific occupational settings and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Participate in assessment of the learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The adult or child's perception of health/illness phenomena is identified through the use of an appropriate instrument. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adult or child's capacity for dealing with information is identified through the use of an appropriate instrument. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Give appropriate health education to individuals and groups using applicable resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The health education presentation reflects adequate preparation of place, target groups, content and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The presentation is appropriate to the target group and expected learning outcomes in terms of content, strategy, language and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approaches chosen for health education are appropriate in terms of time and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified problems are appropriately referred. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership on health care decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The content and the presentation of the health education materials are culturally congruent with the target group. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Available community resources for appropriate referral. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Participate in assessment of learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child.
  • Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership in health care decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership in health care decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Participate in assessment of learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child.
  • Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership in health care decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Participate in assessment of learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child.
  • Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership in health care decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise the significant influence of health belief systems and group membership in health care decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Participate in assessment of learning needs and capacity for learning of an adult or a child.
  • Give appropriate health education to individuals and groups using applicable resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Integrated assessment:
  • The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative assessment:
  • A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but not limited to:
    > Tests.
    > Assignments.
    > Workbooks.
    > Projects.
    > Demonstrations.
    > Clinical assessments.

    Summative assessment:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived:
  • Theoretical Learning Experience: 40 Hours, 4 Credits.
  • Experiential Learning Experience: 40 Hours, 4 Credits.
  • Total Learning Experience: 80 Hours, 8 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.