Safety & Emergency Training Services

Training, Personnel, Vehicle and Equipment

Details

    Length

    8 Hours

    Unit of Competency

    HLTPAT005 Collect Specimens for Drugs of Abuse Testing

    Pre Requisites

    None

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

This unit provides people with the knowledge and skills required to provide first aid including:

  • The selection, preparation and use of compliant equipment and collection kits.
  • Successfully collected urine, oral fluid or breath specimens for drugs of abuse testing and how to interpret those results.
  • Context for drugs of abuse testing.
  • Legal and ethical considerations.
  • Pre-collection, during and post-collection procedures required to meet chain of custody requirements.
  • 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.
  • Drugs of abuse, 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.

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