Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
This unit of competency SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context, is part of the core requirements for the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215). It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals. This unit requires the ability to undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice.
This unit applies to personal trainers who require guidance from an appropriate medical or allied health professional following industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification, or resulting from professional judgement. These individuals typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
The elements and performance criteria include:
1 Refer to medical or allied health professional.
1.1 Analyse client pre-exercise screening, risk stratification, and relevant fitness testing results.
1.2 Collect relevant health information from client as required.
1.3 Identify need for referral and guidance from medical practitioner or appropriate allied health professional.
1.4 Determine appropriate medical or allied health professional for client referral.
1.5 Obtain informed consent from client for the purpose of sharing client information with health professionals, including referrals.
1.6 Conduct referral in accordance with industry endorsed referral procedures.
2 Receive and respond to referrals.
2.1 Receive guidance from medical or allied health professional.
2.2 Seek verbal or written clarification from medical or allied health professional, if required.
2.3 Clarify recommendations with client and answer queries as required.
3 Deliver and monitor client fitness program.
3.1 Deliver exercise in accordance with guidance received from medical or allied health professional, within industry endorsed scope of practice.
3.2 Monitor client responses to exercise and make appropriate adjustments as required.
3.3 Respond to signs and symptoms of exercise intolerance and take appropriate action within scope of practice.
3.4 Refer client to appropriate medical practitioner or allied health professional if required.
4 Report on client progress.
4.1 Maintain records of client participation and progress.
4.2 Provide feedback to relevant medical or allied health professional in a timely manner using industry endorsed referral reporting procedures.
4.3 Receive further guidance from medical or allied health professional and modify exercise program and delivery as required.
4.4 Provide feedback to client on progress and any recommended adjustments to exercise program.
5 Maintain client records.
5.1 Identify and record information for communication and reporting to relevant medical or allied health professionals.
5.2 Update and maintain current client.
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- Supplementary Notes (21 pages);
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- Assessment Matrix; and,
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Price: AUD $360.00 + GST
Corresponding textbook: Fitness Trainer Essentials for the Personal Trainer by Tony Attridge and Martin Felice.