AMBULATORY SKILLS CHECKLIST

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AMBULATORY SKILLS CHECKLIST

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

General Patient Care

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Admit and Assess Patients
Advance Directives
Collect Appropriate Data
Discharge Teaching
Preoperative Teaching
Patient Prep
Computerized Documentation
Cardiovascular

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assess Heart Tones
Bedside Tele Monitoring
Interpretation of Coagulation Studies
Perform Pulses/Circulation Checks
Pre/Post Op Care Pacemaker
Pulmonary

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assess Breath Sounds
Apply Oxygen
Interpret ABGs
Thoracentesis
Oximetry
Neurology

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assess Neurological Signs
Epidurals
Selective Nerve Root Blocks
Level of Consciousness
GI

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Insertion/Monitoring NG Tubes
Assessment/Patient Care Continued
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Hemorrhoid Banding
Liver Biopsy
Paracentesis
Lap Band Surgery
GU

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Bladder Biopsy
Cystoscopy
Urethral Dilation
Nephrostomy
Kidney Biopsy
Suprapubic Catheter
Prostate Biopsy
Endocrine

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Care of Diabetic Patient
Diabetic Teaching
ENT and Mouth

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Prosthondontics – Restorative Dentistry
Mouth Biopsy
Myringotomy
Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Nose Biopsy
Thyroid Aspirate Biopsy
Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
Tonsilectomy
Rhinoplasty
Wounds/Integument

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Application of Burn Dressings
Application of Dressing
Debridement of Wound
Wound Care
OB/GYN

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Electrodesiccation and Curettage (ED&C)
Nipple Reconstruction
Musculoskeletal

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Arthrocentesis
External Hardware and Pin Care
Arthroscopy
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Closed Reduction and Internal Fixation
Trigger Point Injections
Plastics

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Liposuction
Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic
General Medications/Therapeutic Interventions

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Administer IM and SQ Meds
Administer Inhalation Medications
Administer PO Medications
Bladder Irrigation and Instillation
Needleless Systems
Chemotherapy
IV Therapy

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infusion Pumps
Peipheral IV Insertion
Syringe Pumps
Vascular Access Devices Care/Maintenance
Administer IV Medications
Oxygen Administration

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Ambu-Bug
Nasal Cannula
Non-ReBreather Mask
Pulse Oximetry
Venti Mask
Face Mask
Nutritional Therapy

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Lipids
TPN
Procalamine
Enteral Administration
Pain Management/Anesthesia

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Inplantable Narcotic Pump Re ll
Moderate Sedation
Epidural
Spinal
Local
General
Axillary Block
Bier Block
Blood

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Blood and Blood Products
Albumin
General Procedures/Equipment

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Apply Immobilizers (clavicle, knee, etc.)
Assist with Code Resuscitation
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
Laser
Dermabrasion
Drain Removal
NGT Insertion
Patch Test
Punch Biopsy
Procedure Set Up
Procedures/Equipment Continued
Remove External Fixators With Pin
Scissor Biopsy
Scrub
Screw-Hardware Removal
Set-up Assist Suturing
Staple Removal
Straight/Foley Cath Female
Straight/Foley Cath Male
Suture Removal
TENS (Transcutaneous Elec. Nerve Stimulator)
Use of Doppler
Incision and Drainage
Specimen Collections

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Venipuncture
Clean Catch Urine
Sterile Urine Collection
Stool
Sputum
Butter y Stick
Central Line Draw
Clinical Settings

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Surgi-Center
Out Patient Clinic
Age Group Experience Continued
Physician O ce
Ambulatory Surgery Clinic
Joint Commission

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
National Safety Goals
“Do Not Use” Abbreviations and Terms
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infant (Birth – 1 year)
Preschooler (ages 2-5 years)
Childhood (ages 6-12 years)
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years)
Young Adults (ages 22-39 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Older Adults (ages 65-79 years)
Elderly (ages 80+ years)

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