Pediatric Emergency Department Skills Checklist

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Pediatric 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.

CARDIOVASCULAR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Cardiac Anomalies
CHF/Pulmonary Edema
Cardiogenic Shock
Cardioversion
Heart Sounds
PULMONARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Reactive Airway Disease
Croup
Pneumonia
Epiglottitis
Aspiration
Airway Obstruction
Hemo/Pneumothorax
Chest Tube Placement/Management
ABG Interpretation
NEUROLOGICAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Meningitis/Encephalitis
Seizures-Febrile/Epileptic
Lumbar Puncture
Migraine
ORTHOPEDIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Fractures/Casting
Open/Complex Fractures
Nursemaid’s Elbow
Apply/Manage Splints
Circulation Checks
Crutch Walking
Car Seat Instruction for Casted Patient
GASTROINTESTINAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Abdominal Trauma/Peritoneal Lavage
Abdominal Pain
Constipation
GI Bleeding
Hepatitis/Liver Failure
Poison Ingestion
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Hypoglycemia
Hyperglycemia
DKA
GENITOURINARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Acute Renal Failure
UTI/Pyelonephritis
Renal Trauma
Testicular Torsion
OB/GYN

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Menstrual Pain
Ovarian Cyst
Ectopic Pregnancy
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease/STD
Sexual Assault
Reporting Acts of Violence
EENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Foreign Body – Eye
Foreign Body – Ear
Foreign Body – Nose
Epistaxis
TRAUMA

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Glasgow Coma/Pediatric Trauma Scale
Trauma Code
Trauma Team Member
Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Precautions
Facial/Dental Trauma
Penetrating Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Traumatic Amputation
Hypovolemic Shock
Neurogenic Shock
Anaphylactic Shock
Septic Shock
Burns – 2nd Degree
Burns – 3rd Degree
INFECTIOUS DISEASE/IMMUNOSUPPRESSION

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Contagious/Infectious Patients
Isolation
Reporting Communicable Disease
Neutropenia/Reverse Isolation
PSYCHIATRIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Drug /ETOH Overdose/Withdrawal
Psychiatric Hold
Suicidal Patient
MEDICATIONS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Pediatric Dosage Calculations
Anti-Arrhythmics
Anticoagulants (IV, Oral & Injection)
Anti-Hypertensives
Anti-Psychotics
Anti-Seizure Medications
Benzodiazepines
Continuous IV Paralytics
Continuous IV Sedation
Procedural Sedation – Administration
Ketamine
Emergency Medications
Inhaled Medications
Insulin
IV Vasopressors
Narcotics/Opioid Analgesics (IV, Oral & Injection)
Reversal Agents
Steroids (IV, Oral & Inhaled)
Automated Medication Dispensing (i.e. Pyxis, Omnicell)
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Recognizing/Reporting Abuse
Triage
Ambulance/Paramedic Radio
Charge Experience
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
Car Seat Specific Standards/Teaching
Age/Developmentally Specific/Population Based Care
Pain Assessment and Management – Verbal/Non-Verbal
Lumbar Puncture (Equipment & Procedures)
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
EMR

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

Expiry Date :
BLS
PALS
PEARS
ACLS
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.