A & D RN skills checklist

A & D RN skills checklist



THE LIST BELOW INCORPORATES NURSING ASSESSMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS. COMPLETE THIS SELF ASSESSMENT BY PLACING AN “X” UNDER THE LEVEL THAT MOST ACCURATELY REFLECTS YOUR COMPETENCY . SHARE THIS WITH YOUR PRECEPTOR AND CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR.
KEY:

LEVEL 1: CONFIDENT – HAS EXPERIENCE WITH ABILITY, REQUIRES LITTLE OR NO SUPERVISION

LEVEL 2: NEED ASSISTANCE – HAS SOME EXPERIENCEWITH SKILL, REQUIRES MODERATE SUPERVISION

LEVEL 3: NO EXPERIENCEWITH SKILLS, REQUIRES CLOSE SUPERVISION

Identified skill LEVEL1:CONFIDENT LEVEL 2:NEEDS ASSISTANCE LEVEL 3: NO EXPERIENCE Comments(# of times)
BASIC SKILLS:
BLOOD PRESSURE
Apical PULSE Rate, RADIAL PULSE RATE
Respirations
Temperature (ORAL, AXILLARY,RECTAL)
HANDWASHING
USE OF NON-STERILE GLOVES
Pain as the 5th vital sign
Skin Care
Mouth Care
Bathing Complete
Bathing Partial
MOUTH CARE
ASSIST WITH FEEDING
Bedmaking Occupied
Bedmaking Unoccupied
STANDING SCALE WEIGHT
BEDSCALE WEIGHT
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
TRANFER WHEELCHAIR
TRANSFER CHAIR
TRANSFER STRETCHER
AMBULATION OF CLIENT WITH TUBES/EQUIPMENT
GLUCOMETER
ISOLATION PROCEDURES
POSTMORTEM CARE
REPOSITIONING USING LIFT (DRAW) SHEET
REPOSITIONING FRAIL CLIENT: SUPINE
REPOSITIONING FRAIL CLIENT: SIDELYING
ASSISTING MOVEMENT UP IN BED
NEUROLOGICAL: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
GLASCOMA SCALE
CRANIAL NERVE ASSESSMENT
MOTOR/SENSORY FUNCTION ASSESSMENT
CARDIOPULMONARY: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
NORMAL HEART SOUNDS (S1,S2)
PERIPHERAL PULSES
EDEMA ASSESSMENT
APPLICATION OF ANTIEMBOLISM HOSE
MANAGEMENT OF SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION BOOTS
RESPIRATORY ASSESSMENT
NORMAL BREATH SOUNDS
ADVENTITIOUS BREATH SOUNDS: WHEEZING
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
ADVNETITIOUS BREATH SOUNDS:CRACKLES (RALES)
ADVNETITIOUS BREATH SOUNDS:RHONCH
PULSE OXIMETRY
NASAL CANNULA
VENTI (VENTURI) MASKS
PARTIAL REBREATHER MASK
NONBREATHER MASKS
ORAL SUCTIONING (YANKAUER)
NASOPHARYNGEAL SUCTIOING
TRACHEAL (ENDOTRACHEAL)SUCTIONING
CLOSED (INLINE) SUCTIOING SYSTEM
TRACHEOSTOMY CARE
Chest Tube Care
SPUTUM COLLECTION
INCENTIVE SPIROMETER
12 LEAD EKG
GASTROINTESTINAL: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
AUSCULTATION OF BOWEL SOUNDS
ABDOMINAL PALPATION
MEASUREMENT OF PO/ENTERAL INTAKE
CALORIE COUNTS
ENTERAL FEEDING: NGT
ENTERAL FEEDING; PEG
ENTERAL FEEDING: J TUBES
ENTERAL TUBE SITE CARE
INSERTION AND PLACEMENT OF NGT
MANAGEMENT OF NG SUCTION
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
TAP WATER/SSE ENEMA
FLEET ENEMA
OSTOMY CARE
FECAL BAG
STOOL SPECIMENT COLLECTION
ASSIST WITH BEDPAN
GENITOURINARY: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
ASSIST WITH URINAL
URINE ASSESSMENT: APPEARANCE
BLADDER ASSESSMENT
MEASUREMENT OF URINE OUTPUT
URINARY CATHETER INSERTION
URINARY CATHETER REMOVAL
BLADDER IRRIGATION
CONDOMN CATHETER (TEXAS CATHETER)
CATHETER LEG BAG
SUPRPUBIC CATHETER CARE
NEPHROSTOMY TUBE MANAGEMENT
NEPHROSTOMY CARE
PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS (PERMACATH, FISTULA, GRAFT)
INCONTINENCE CARE
MUSCULOSKELETAL: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
INSPECTION AND PALPATION OF MUSCLES AND JOINTS
ASSESSMENT OF ROM: ACTIVE AND PASSIVE
NEUROVASCULAR ASSESSMENT OF EXTREMITY
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
SKIN TRACTION (BUCKS)
SKELETAL TRACTION /EXTERNAL FIXATION DEVICE MANAGEMENT
SKIN: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
GENRAL: COLOR TEMPERTURE, TEXTURE, TURGOR
PRESSURE ULCER RISK ASSESSMENT
PRESSURE ULCER CARE
DRY STERILE DRESSING
WOUND IRRIGATION
WOUND PACKING
HYDROCOLLOID DRESSINGS
HYDROGEL DRESSINGS
DRAIN SITE CARE (JP, PENROSE,HEMOVAC)
POSTOP WOUND ASSESSMENT AND CARE
WARM AND COOL COMPRESSES
K-PAD
ICE PACKS
SPLINTING
PSYCHOSOCIAL: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
CULTURAL/SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT
TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT
DEVELOP TEACHING PLAN
IMPLEMENT TEACHING PLAN
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
MEDICATION
INTERPETATION OF MEDICATION ORDER
PO MEDS
MEDS VIA FEEDING TUBE
EYE DROPS
EYE OINTMENTS
NOSE DROPS/SPRAYS
METERED DOSE INHALERS
TOPICALS
RECTAL/VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES
INTRADERMAL (PPD)
SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTIONS AND SITES
INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS AND SITES
RECONSTITUTING MED
MIXING TWO MEDS IN A SYRINGE
MEDICATION SAFETY – HIGH RISK
PCA
RATIONALE FOR MED ORDER
NURSING IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDICATIONS
INTRAVENOUS LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
ASSESSMENT OF PERIPHERAL SITE
SETTING UP NEW IV, PRIMING TUBING, ATTACHING TO PATIENT, VIA GRAVITY AND PUMP
SECONDARY IVPB VIA LOCK AND PUMP
CONVERSION OF IV TO LOCK
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
FLUSHING INTERMITTENTINFUSION LOCK
INFUSION PUMP (ML/HR)
GRAVITY FLOW (GTTS/MIN)
D/C IV PERIPHERAL LINE
CENTRAL LINE SITE ASSESSMENT
CENTRAL LINE DRESSING CHANGE(MUST PERFORM WITH PRECEPTOR)
STERILE GLOVES
STERILE FIELD AND DRESSING
PICC LINE ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
HYPERALIMENTATION
PROFESSIONAL ROLE: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
COMMUNICATION WITH NURSING STAFF
COMMUNICATION WITH PHYSICIANS
COMMUNICATION WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES
DELEGATION SKILLS
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
ADMITTING A CLIENT
DISCHARGE PLANNING
TRANSFERRING A CLIENT
DISCHARGING A CLIENT
DOCUMENTATION
GIVING AND GETTING REPORT
CRITICAL THINKING
IDENTIFIED SKILL LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 # OF TIMES
SELF ASSESSMENT
I COMMUNICATE ASSERTIVELY
I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MY NURSING SKILLS
I ASSUME PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR IDENTIFYING MY LEARNING NEEDS CONSIDERING BOTH MY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES