PACU Skills Checklist

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PACU 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.

CARDIOVASCULAR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Open Heart Recovery
AAA Repair
Vascular Surgery
Pacemaker-Permanent & Temporary
Cardioversion
AICD Insertion
Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Tamponade
CHF/Pulmonary Edema
Abnormal Heart Sounds/Murmurs
Pulses/Circulation Checks
PULMONARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Ventilator Management
Fresh Tracheostomy
Thoracotomy/Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy
Pneumothorax/Hemothorax
Laryngospasm
Pulmonary Embolism
COPD
ABG Interpretation
NEUROLOGIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Post Craniotomy
Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion
Carotid Endardarectomy
Spine Surgery
CVA
Stroke Scale
Glascow Coma Scale
Spinal Precautions
Hypothermia Protocol
Hypo/Hyperthermia Blanket
Sedation Scales/Levels
GASTROINTESTINAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Pancreas/Liver Transplant
Colon Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy
ERCP
G Tube/J Tube Management
T Tube Management
RENAL/GENITOURINARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Renal Surgery
TURP
Arteriovenous Fistula/Shunt
Nephrostomy Tubes
ENDOCRINE METABOLIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Diabetes – Hypo/Hyperglycemic Crisis
IV Insulin Protocols
ORTHOPEDIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Laminectomy
Total Joint Replacement
Amputation
Open Reduction/Internal Fixation
General Orthopedic Surgeries
CPM/Traction
Circulation Checks
WOUND MANAGEMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Surgical Drains
Wound Vac
Surgical Wound Assessment
Skin Assessment for Breakdown
Staging Decubitus Ulcers
MEDICATIONS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Procedural Sedation
Anesthesia Medications
Anti-Arrhythmics
Anticoagulants
Anti-Hypertensives
Anti-Seizure Medications
Benzodiazepines
Emergency Medications
Insulin
Narcotics/Opioid Analgesics
Nitrates
Non-Opioid Analgesics
Reversal Agents
Steroids
Automated Medication Dispensing (i.e. Pyxis, Omnicell)
IV THERAPY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Starting Ivs
Central Line Blood Draws
Central Line/Implanted Line Care
Blood Product Administration
CARDIAC MONITORING & EMERG. RESPONSE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Malignant Hyperthermia
Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Dysrhythmia Management
12 Lead EKG
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
Fall Risk Assessment/Prevention
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment/Prevention
Age Specific/Population-Based Care
Pain Assessment & Management
Charge Experience
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
Specialty Beds
EMR

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

Expiry Date :
BLS
ACLS
PALS
Certification: CAPA or CPAN
Other: Specify
Other: Specify
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)

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.