Emergency Department Skills Checklist

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Emergency Department 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.

WORK SETTINGS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Level I Trauma Center
Level II Trauma Center
Non-Trauma Center Emergency Department
Pediatric Emergency Department
Emergency Department – Combined Adult/Pediatric
Critical Care Transport
CARDIAC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Congestive Heart Failure/Pulmonary Edema
Aneurysm
Cardioversion
Transcutaneous Pacemaker
Heart Sound
PULMONARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Respiratory Failure
COPD/Asthma
Aspiration
Pneumonia
Pneumo/Hemothorax
Chest Tube Insertion/Management
Pulmonary Embolism
Tuberculosis
External CPAP/BiPAP
Intubation
Ventilated Patients
ABG Interpretation
NEUROLOGICAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
CVA
Stroke Scale
Brain Injury
Glascow Coma Scale
Spinal Cord Injury
Meningitis
Seizures
ORTHOPEDICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Fractures/Casting
Open/Complex Fractures
Apply/Manage Splints
Circulation Checks
GASTROINTESTINAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
GI Bleeding
Liver Disease
GI Obstruction
Abdominal Pain/Distress
Gastric Tubes
RENAL/GU

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Acute Renal Failure
Renal Calculi
Renal Trauma
Testicular Torsion
ENDOCRINE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Hypoglycemia
Hyperglycemia
DKA
WOUND MANAGEMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Skin Integrity Assessment
Wound Repair
SHOCK/TRAUMA

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Some items are covered in system specific areas.
Injury Severity Score
Trauma Code
Trauma Team Member
Major Trauma
Traumatic Amputation
Peritoneal Lavage
Hypovolemic Shock
Neurogenic Shock
Anaphylactic Shock
Septic Shock
Cardiogenic Shock
Burns – 2nd Degree
Burns – 3rd Degree
INFECTIOUS DISEASE/IMMUNOSUPPRESSED PATIENTS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Contagious/Infectious Patients
Isolation
Neutropenia/Reverse Isolation
WOMEN’S HEALTH

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Placenta Abruptio/Previa
Precipitous Delivery
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Fetal Heart Tones
Sexual Assault
Reporting Acts of Violence
PEDIATRICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Management of Pediatric Emergency Patients
Identification/Reporting Abuse
Abdominal Pain
Epiglottitis
Asthma/Reactive Airway Disease
Fractures
Head/Spinal Injury
Poison Ingestion
Seizures
Sickle Cell Crisis
PSYCHIATRIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Acute Psychotic Patient
Managing Violent Behavior
Drug /ETOH Overdose/Withdrawal
Psychiatric Hold
Suicidal Patient
MISCELLANEOUS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Bites- Animal/Snake/Human
Hazardous Material Exposure
Heat Exhaustion/Stroke
Drowning
IV THERAPY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Starting IVs
Central Line Placement
Intraosseous Infusion
Blood Product Administration
MEDICATIONS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Anti-Arrhythmics
Anticoagulants (IV, oral, & injection)
Anti-Hypertensives
Anti-Psychotics
Anti-Seizure Medications
Benzodiazepines
Continuous IV Paralytics
Continuous IV Sedation
Procedural Sedation – Administration
Emergency Medications
Inhaled Medications
Insulin
IV Vasopressors
Narcotics/Opioid Analgesics (IV, oral, & injection)
Nitrates (Oral & Topical)
Non-Opioid Analgesics (IV, Oral, & Injection)
Reversal Agents
Thrombolytic Therapy
Steroids (IV, Oral, Inhaled)
Automated Medication Dispensing (i.e. Pyxis, Omnicell)
CARDIAC MONITORING & EMERG. RESPONSE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Dysrhythmia Management
Obtain 12 Lead EKG
Interpret 12 Lead EKG
Management of Cardiac Arrest
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Triage
Ambulance/Paramedic Radio
Charge Experience
AMA procedures
EMTALA
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
Fall Risk Assessment/Prevention
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment/Prevention
Restraints/Use of Least Restrictive Device
Patient/Family Teaching
Age Specific/Population-Based Care
Isolation Precautions
Infection Prevention
Pain Assessment & Management
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
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)
EMR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independetly
Epic
Cerner
Eclipsys
McKesson
Meditech
Allscripts
Other Computerized System
Computerized Physician Order Entry
Bar Coding for Medication Administration
EMR Conversion
CERTIFICATIONS

Expiry Date :
BLS
ACLS
PALS
PEARS
TNCC
ENPC
CEN
Other: Specify
Other: Specify

I hereby certify that ALL information I have provided on this skills checklist, is true and accurate. I understand and acknowledge that any misrepresentation or omission may result in disqualification from employment and/or immediate termination.