PCT Skills Checklist

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PCT 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 and privacy and confidentiality of information
in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Involves the patient and 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.
Applying Oximeter(Use of Electronic VS equipment)
Chair(Scale Use)

Vital Signs and Weights

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
BP, including Orthostatic (Obtaining and Recording)
Pulse, Radia (Obtaining and Recording)
Temperature, Oral (Obtaining and Recording)
Temperature, (Obtaining and Recording)
Temperature, Axillary (Obtaining and Recording)
Temperature, Tympanic (Obtaining and Recording)
Respirations (Obtaining and Recording)
Weight, Pounds and Kilograms (Obtaining and Recording)
Recognizing Cardiac Arrest (Obtaining and Recording)
Activating Code Team (Obtaining and Recording)
Bringing Emergency Equipment to Room (Obtaining and Recording)
Providing Appropriate Code Support (Obtaining and Recording)
Automatic BP machine (Dynamap)(Use of Electronic VS equipment)
Electronic Thermometer(Use of Electronic VS equipment)
Standing(Scale Use)
Bed(Scale Use)
Report Abnormal Findings(GI /GU)
Bowel Function(GI /GU)
Bladder Function(GI /GU)
Tap Water (Administering Enemas)
Fleets(Administering Enemas)
Return Flow(Administering Enemas)
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
Clean Catch(Collecting Urine)
24 Hour(Collecting Urine)
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 (Shower /Tub /Arjo)(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Oral Care, Including Patients who are NPO,Comatose, Patients with(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Pen Care (Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Foot Care for Patients with Impaired Circulation or Sensation(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Incontinence Care(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Shaving and Precautions(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Reducing Pressure and Friction(Bathing /Daisy Hygiene)
Special Beds/Mattresses(Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Devices)
Heels and Elbow Protection(Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Devices)
Foot Cradles(Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Devices)
Use of Shower Chair(Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Devices)
Use of Bath/Shower Boat(Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Devices)
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 Therrnomete
Use of CPR Mask/Bag
Gloves(Proper use of Specific Barrier, Methods)
Gown (Proper use of Specific Barrier, Methods)
Mask / Goggles(Proper use of Specific Barrier, Methods)
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
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
Belt Including Seat Belt(Applicationof Restraints)
Wrist/Ankle(Applicationof Restraints)
Vest(Applicationof Restraints)
Care Routines

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Inventory andDispositionof Belongings, Useof Checklist(New Admissions and Transfers)
Room Orientation, Call Bell(New Admissions and Transfers)
Transferring into Bed(Post-op Patients)
Call Bell(Post-op Patients)
Assist with Turns(Post-op Patients)
ROM Exercises(Post-op Patients)
Replacing Mask or Nasal Caunula if Needed (Maintaining 02 Therapy)
Notifying Nurse of Problems(Maintaining 02 Therapy)
Basic Comfort Measures(Maintaining 02 Therapy)
Early Bath(Preparation For and Transfer to SNF)
Preparing Belongings(Preparation For and Transfer to SNF)
Preparingfor and Explaining Routinesto Patient(Preparation For and Transfer to SNF)
Post Mortem Care(Preparation For and Transfer to SNF)
Use ofIncentive Spirometer(Preparation For and Transfer to SNF)
Antiembolic Stockings(Removing /Replacing)
Sequential Stockings(Removing /Replacing)
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
Changes in Patient Condition(Communicating to RN)
Patient Needs, Complaints and Concerns(Communicating to RN)
Unusual Incidents(Communicating to RN)
Vital Signs(Recording and Reporting)
Bathing /Hygiene(Recording and Reporting)
Turning and Repositioning (Recording and Reporting)
Ambulation and Activity(Recording and Reporting)
Diet intake, Calorie Count(Recording and Reporting)
Bowel Movements(Recording and Reporting)
Shift Volumes and Totals(1 & 0)
Marking and /or Measuring Amount of Urine, Gastric Fluid, NG Drainage, Emesis, Diarrhea(1 & 0)
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
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)

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