Psychiatry Skills Checklist

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Psychiatry 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.

GENERAL NURSING

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ADMIT / ORIENT VOLUNTARY CLIENTS
ADMIT / ORIENT INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS
INITIAL COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
INITIAL FOCUSED ASSESSMENT
INITIAL SCREENING ASSESSMENT
INITIATE CARE PLAN
REASSESSMENT / UPDATE CARE PLAN
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PLANNING
SUPERVISE UNLICENSED PERSONNEL
VITAL SIGN MONITORING
FULL RESTRAINTS
WRIST RESTRAINTS
AMBULATORY CUFFS
ADMIN / MONITOR TUBE FEEDINGS
ADMIN / MONITOR TUBE FEEDINGS
INSERT / CARE OF FOLEY CATHETER
ASSIST WITH LUMBAR PUNCTURE
ISOLATION TECHNIQUES
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
PATIENT TEACHING
CASE MANAGER
DISCHARGE PLANNING
DISCHARGE CLIENTS
CULTURAL DIVERSITY
ETHNIC AWARENESS
FORENSIC NURSE
CARE OF PSYCH DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
SCHIZOPHRENIA
PARANOID PSYCHOTIC DISORDER
CATATONIC PSYCHOTIC DISORDER
HALLUCINATIONS
BIPOLAR DISORDER
DEPRESSION
SUICIDAL IDEATION / ATTEMPTS
DELUSIONAL DISORDERS
ANXIETY DISORDERS
PANIC ATTACKS
PHOBIAS
OBSESSIVE / COMPULSIVE DISORDER
DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
SEXUAL DISORDERS
SEXUAL ABUSE / ASSAULT
SURVIVOR OF ABUSE / VIOLENCE
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
SOMATOFORM DISORDERS (PAIN ETC.)
MENTAL RETARDATION
MENTAL RETARDATION
CARE OF PSYCH DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ADHD
DEVELOPMENTAL / AUTISTIC DISORDERS
COGNITIVE DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
DELIRIUM
DEMENTIA
ALZHEIMER’S (DEMENTIA)
AMNESTIC DISORDERS
PERSONALITY DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
CLUSTER A – PARANOID / SCHIZOID
CLUSTER B – ANTISOCIAL / BORDERLINE
CLUSTER C – ANXIOUS / FEARFUL
EATING DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ANOREXIA NERVOSA
BULIMIA NERVOSA
OBESITY
SUBSTANCE RELATED DISORDERS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ALCOHOL -RELATED
DRUG -RELATED
INTERVENTIONS / THERAPIES

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
CRISIS INTERVENTION
THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION
THERAPEUTIC MILIEU
EDUCATION OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING
DRUG & ALCOHOL EDUCATION
ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
BIOFEEDBACK
GUIDED IMAGERY
EXPRESSIVE THERAPY (ART, MOVEMENT)
MASSAGE THERAPY
MEDITATION
RECREATIONAL THERAPY
THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
CONDUCTING PSYCHOTHERAPY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
INDIVIDUAL
GROUP
COUPLE / FAMILY
BEHAVIORAL
MEDS / IV THERAPY

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ADMINISTER PO MEDICATIONS
ADMINISTER NG / GT MEDS
ADMINISTER RECTAL MEDICATIONS
ADMINISTER IM & SQ MEDS
PERIPHERAL IV INSERTION
USE OF HEPARIN / SALINE LOCKS
ADMINISTER IV MEDICATIONS
NEEDLE – LESS SYSTEMS
CARE OF CENTRAL LINES
CARE OF PICC LINES
ADMIN OF HYPERALIMENTATION
ADMIN OF BLOOD / BLOOD PRODUCTS
INFUSION PUMPS
DISCONTINUE PERIPHERAL IVS
VENIPUNCTURE BLOOD DRAWS
PAIN ASSESSMENT / MANAGEMENT
PSYCHOTROPIC AGENTS

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
RAPID TRANQUILIZATION
ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS
HYPNOTICS
ANTIANXIETY AGENTS
ANTIDEPRESSANTS / MOOD ELEVATORS
ANTIMANIC AGENTS
ANTICONVULSANTS
ANTICHOLINERGICS / ANTIPARKINSONS
MEDS SIDE EFFECTS – RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
BLURRED VISION
CONSTIPATION
DROWSINESS
DRY MOUTH
GASTROINTESTINAL EFFECTS
HYPO / HYPERGLYCEMIA
HYPOTENSION / ORTHOSTATIC
INSOMNIA
CHANGES IN LIBIDO
TACHYCARDIA
URINARY RETENTION
WEIGHT GAIN
PARKINSONISM SYMPTOMS
AKATHISIA (MOTOR RESTLESSNESS)
ACUTE DYSTONIC REACTIONS
TARDIVE DYSKINESIA
NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME
AGE APPROPRIATE CARE

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
NEWBORN (BIRTH-30 DAYS)
INFANT (30 DAYS – 1 YEAR)
TODDLER (1 – 3 YEARS)
PRESCHOOLER (3 – 5 YEARS)
SCHOOL AGE (5 – 12 YEARS)
ADOLESCENTS (12 – 18 YEARS)
YOUNG ADULTS (18 – 39 YEARS)
MIDDLE ADULTS (39 – 64 YEARS)
OLDER ADULTS (64+ YEARS)

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