PICU Skills Checklist

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PICU 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
PICU
Pediatric CVICU
Pediatric Step Down
Pediatric PACU
CARDIOVASCULAR

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Congenital Heart Disease/Repair
Post Cardiac Surgery (Directly from OR)
Post Cardiac Surgery (NOT Directly from OR)
Post Diagnostic/Interventional Cardiac Cath
Heart Failure/Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiac Transplant
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Arrhythmia Interpretation
Pacemaker – Temporary/Permanent
SVO2 Monitoring
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Ventricular Assist Device
ECMO
PULMONARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Resp. Failure
Reactive Airway Disease
ENT Surgery
Epiglottis
Cystic Fibrosis
Tuberculosis
Intubation/Extubation
Endotracheal Tube Management
Tracheostomy Management
Modes of Ventilation: AC/PC/SIMV/CPAP
Modes of Ventilation: Jet/Oscillator
Nitric Oxide
Hemo/Pneumothorax
NEUROLOGIC/ORTHOPEDIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Brain Injury
Craniotomy
Spinal Cord Injury
Seizure Disorders
ICP Monitoring
VP Shunt
Meningitis
Neuromuscular Disease
Post Vertebral Surgery
Traction – General
Traction – Halo
GASTROINTESTINAL

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Acute Surgical Abdomen
GI Bleeding
Pancreatitis
Hepatic Failure
Ostomy Management
Management of Gastric Tubes
Breast Milk Handling/Storage
RENAL/GENITOURINARY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Nephrotic Syndrome
Renal Transplant
Renal Replacement Therapy
Peritoneal Dialysis
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Diabetes – Hypo/Hyperglycemic Crisis
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
IV Insulin Pumps
Indwelling Insulin Pumps
TRAUMA/OTHER

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Blunt/Penetrating Trauma
Burns
Craniofacial Reconstruction
Near Drowning
Poison Ingestion/Overdose
Bites-Animal/Snake/Human
Suicide Precautions
Wound Management/VAC
Specialty Beds
ONCOLOGY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Bone Marrow Transplant
Immunosuppressive Disorder
Hemophilia Crisis
Sickle Cell Crisis
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-Seizure Medications
Benzodiazepines
Continuous IV Paralytics
Continuous IV Sedation
Procedural Sedation – Administration
Diuretics
Emergency Medication
Inhaled Medications
Insulin
IV Vasopressors
Narcotics/Opioid Analgesics (IV, Oral & Injection)
Non-Opioid Analgesics (IV, Oral & Injection)
Reversal Agents
Steroids (IV, Oral, Inhaled)
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 Draw
Central Line/Implanted Line Care
TPN/Lipids
Blood Product Administration
Administration of Chemotherapy
CARDIAC MONITORING & EMERG. RESPONSE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Dysrhythmia Management
Management of Cardiac Arrest
Shock Management
PsychMalignant Hyperthermia
Multisystem Organ Failure
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
National Patient Safety Goals/Core Measures
Recognize/Report Signs of Abuse
EMTALA
Fall Risk Assessment/Prevention
Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment/Prevention
Restraints/Use of Least Restrictive Device
Normal Growth and Development
Age Specific/Population Based Care
Patient Family Teaching
Isolation Precautions
Infection Prevention
Reporting Communicable Diseases
Pain Assessment & Management
Charge Experience
Interpretation and Communication of Lab Values
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)
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
EMR Conversion
CERTIFICATIONS

Expiry Date :
BLS
PALS
ACLS
PEARS
ENPC
CEN
TNCC
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.