Hospice Skills Checklist

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Hospice 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 Independently
Home Hospice
Inpatient Hospice
Pediatric Hospice
Home Health/Hospice Setting
ASSESSMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Intake Assessment
Assessment Interview
Physical Exam
Coping Status
Environmental Status
PLAN OF CARE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Set Goals with Pt/Family
Collaborate with Other Team Members
Ensure Continuity of Care
SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Urgent Assessment of Symptoms
Reduce Symptoms to Level Acceptable to Pt.
Report Symptoms/Management to Provider
Treat Underlying Cause
Severity Scale
Management of Nausea
Management of Constipation
Management of Fatigue
Anorexia/Cachexia
Restlessness
Educate Family on Symptom Management
PAIN MANAGEMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Identify Source of Pain
Pain Severity
PAINAD Scale for Non Verbal Patient
Reduce Pain to Level Acceptable to Patient
WHO 3 Step Ladder
Non-Pharmacologic Management of Pain
Pharmacologic Management of Pain
Effects of Pharmacologic Treatment
Nociceptive/Neuropathic/Mixed Pain
Management of Nociceptive Pain
Management of Neuropathic Pain
Educate Family on Pain Management
WOUND CARE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Positioning Techniques
Bed/Support Surface Selection
Pressure Ulcer Staging/Management
Response to Treatment
Evaluate Factors that Impede Healing
Educate Family on Positioning/Shearing
PEDIATRICS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Developmentally Appropriate Assessment
Parental/Sibling Support
Pediatric Support Team Collaboration
MEDICATION ADMIN

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Equianalgesic Conversion Formula
Titration of opioids
IV Pump Management
Evaluate Effectiveness of Medications
Family Management of Medications
Disposal of Medications
AFTER DEATH

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Facility Family/Cultural Rituals/Rites
Patient Care after Death
Coordinate Mortuary Services
Bereavement Services
COMPLIANCE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Scope and Frequency of Services
Medicare/State Regulations for Hospice
Document Progression of Decline
DME Authorization & Documentation of Need/Order
OASIS-C
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Identify Source of Suffering
Palliative Care Philosophy
Patient/Family Directs Goals of Care
Maximize Quality of Life
Cultural Diversity
Supervision of Ancillary Staff
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
Fall Risk Assessment/Prevention
Infection Prevention
Isolation Precautions
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
EMR

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

Expiry Date :
BLS
CHPN
ACHPN
CHPPN
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.