PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN SKILLS CHECKLIST

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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN 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.

OBTAINING AND RECORDING

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
BP, including Orthostatic
VITAL SIGNS AND WEIGHTS
Administering an Enema
Applying Ted Hose
Asssessing Respirations
Assisting with Ambulation
Assist with Dressing
Colostomy Care
Denture Care
EKG
Incentive Spirometer
Isolation Techniques
Making an Unoccupied Bed
Making an Occupied Bed
Massaging
Measuring Height
Measuring Intake and Output
Moving the Patient
Mouth Care
Perineal Care
Phlebotomy
Placing Restraints
Positioning the Patient
Postmortem Care
Range of Motion
Sterile Technique
Transferring the Client
Universal Precautions
Using a Mechanical Lift
Recognizing Cardiac Arrest
Activating Code Team
Bringing Emergency Equipment to Room
Providing Appropriate Code Support
GI/GU
Report Abnormal Findings
Bowel Function
Bladder Function
Placing and Removing Bed Pan
Clamping Catheter
Emptying Foley Bag
Placing Condom Catheter
Emptying and Replacing Ostomy Bag (Established Ostomy)
Assessing Pulse

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Apical
Radial
Assessing Temperature

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Axillary
Oral
Rectal
Tympanic
Medication Administration

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Buccal
Oral
Rectal
Topical
Vaginal
Weighing the Client

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Chair
Bed
Sliding Scale
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
Administering Edemas

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Tap Water
Fleets
Return Flow
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 Factors for 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
Pen Care
Foot Care for Patients with Impaired Circulation or Sensation
Incontinence Care
Shaving and Precautions
Reducing Pressure and Friction
Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Services

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 Thermometer
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
Recognizing Abuse: Substance, Physical, Emotional etc
Maintaining clean, 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 Call 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
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Newborn (birth to 30 days)
Infant (31 days to 1 year)
Toddler (ages 2-3 years)
Preschooler (ages 4-5 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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