CNA Skills Checklist

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CNA 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.

Patient Rights

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Communicates and obtains information while respecting the rights,
privacy and confidentiality of information in accordance with the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Involves the patient’s family and respects their role in determining the
nature of care to be provided, including Advance Directives
Complies with nursing staff responsibility included in the hospital policy related to
Organ Donation
Meets patient and families needs regarding communication, including interpreter
services
Provides accurate information to patient and families in a timely manner
Vital Signs and Weights

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Obtaining and Recording
BP, including Orthostatic
Pulse, Radia
Temperature, Oral
Temperature, Rectal
Temperature, Axillary
Temperature, Tympanic
Respirations
Weight, Pounds and Kilograms
Recognizing Cardiac Arrest
Activating Code Team
Bringing Emergency Equipment to Room
Providing Appropriate Code Support
Use of Electronic VS equipment:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Automatic BP machine (Dynamap)
Electronic Thermometer
Applying Oximeter
Scale Use:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Standing
Chair
Bed
GI /GU

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Report Abnormal Findings
Bowel Function
Bladder Function
Administering Enemas:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Tap Water
Fleets
Return Flow
Vital Signs and Weights

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Placing and Removing Bed Pan
Clamping Catheter
Emptying Foley Bag
Placing Condom Catheter
Emptying and Replacing Ostomy Bag (Established Ostomy)
Nutrition

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Estimating Intake
Setting up for Meals
Feeding Patients
Aspiration Precautions
Nourishments
Counting Calories
Fluid Restriction
NPO
Specimens

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Collecting Stool
Collecting Sputum
Labeling Specimens and Preparing for Transport
Collecting Urine:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Clean Catch
24 Hour
Hygiene /Skin

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Risk Factorsfor Skin Breakdown
Observing Pressure Points for Redness or Breakdown
Bathing /Daisy Hygiene:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Bathing (Shower /Tub /Arjo)
Oral Care, Including Patients who are NPO,Comatose, Patients with
Pen Care
Foot Care for Patients with Impaired Circulation or Sensation
Incontinence Care
Shaving and Precautions
Reducing Pressure and Friction
Bathing /Daisy Hygiene:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Special Beds/Mattresses
Heels and Elbow Protection
Foot Cradles
Use of Shower Chair
Use of Bath/Shower Boat
Infection Control

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Reverse Isolation
Body Substance isolation
TB Precautions
MRSA Precautions
Hand Washing
Infectious/Hazardous Waste Disposal
Supply/Equipment Disposal
Use of Disposable Thernometer
Use of CPR Mask/Bag
Proper use of Specific Barrier, Methods:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Gloves
Gown
Mask / Goggles
Safety and Activity

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Determining Patient ID
Identifying Safety Hazards
Determining Need for Additional Help
Assessing Safety and ADL Needs
Assessing Safety and ADL Needs
Recognizing Abuse: Substance, Physical, Emotional, etc
MaintainingClean, Orderly Work Area
Disposing of Sharps
Handling Hazardous Materials
Proper Body Mechanics
ROM Exercises
Transferring to Bed,WC, Commode, etc
Turning and Positioning
Patient Safety Module
Reporting Broken Equipment
Responding to Safety Hazards
Use of HoyerLift (Dextra /Maxi)
Bed Operation
Use of Wheel Locks
Use of Alarms: Bed, Patient, Unit
Use of CaIl Light
Documenting Use of Restraints
Use of Transfer Belt
Use of Gait Belt for Ambulation
Use of Seizure Pads
Application of Restraints:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Belt Including Seat Belt
Wrist/Ankle
Vest
Care Routines New Admissions and Transfers:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Inventory and Disposition of Belongings, Useof Checklist
Room Orientation, Call Bell
Post-op Patients:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Transferring into Bed
Call Bell
Assist with Turns
ROM Exercises
Maintaining 02 Therapy:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Replacing Mask or Nasal Caunula if Needed
Notifying Nurse of Problems
Basic Comfort Measures
Preparation For and Transfer to SNF:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Early Bath
Preparing Belongings
Preparing for and Explaining Routines to Patient
Post Mortem Care
Use of Incentive Spirometer
Removing /Replacing:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Antiembolic Stockings
Sequential Stockings
Communication

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Using Appropriate Abbreviations
Identifying UnusuaI Patient Incidents that Require Reporting
Reinforcing RN Teaching With Patient
Selecting and Using Forms Appropriately
Using Alternate Communication Tools /Devices
Communicating to RN:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Changes in Patient Condition
Patient Needs, Complaints and Concerns
Unusual Incidents
Recording and Reporting:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Vital Signs
Bathing /Hygiene
Turning and Repositioning
Ambulation and Activity
Diet intake, Calorie Count
Bowel Movements
1 AND 0:

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Shift Volumes and Totals
Marking and /or Measuring Amount of Urine, Gastric Fluid, NG Drainage,
Emesis, Diarrhea
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)
Older Adults (ages 65-79 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Elderly (ages 80+ years)
Unit Activity

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Identifying Unusual Incidents on the Unit that Require Reporting
Locating and Using Appropriate Reference Materials: Hospital, Patient Care
and
Charging for Patient Care Items
Completing Risk Management Reports as Needed
Obtaining Needed Supplies and Equipment
Reporting and Following up on Faulty Equipment and Supplies
Using Telephone System

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