Registered Nurse Skills Checklist

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Registered Nurse 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.

Medication Administration

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Documentation on M.A.R.
Dose calculation
Generic equivalents
Usage of PDR
Knowledge of drug actions/interactions
Verification of narcotic wastage
Oral medications
Sublingual medications
Intradermal medications
Parenteral medications
Subcutaneous medications
Intramuscular medications
Topical medications
Eye drops
Ear drops
Swallowing precautions
Inventory and storage control
Infectious Control

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
AIDS/HIV interaction
Hepatitis interaction
Hospice
MRSA
VRE
Fever management
Interpretation of labs
Decubitus/Wound care (Contaminated)
Linen -Transporting, storing, & Handling
Cleaned
Soiled
Personal clothing
Proper disposal of sharpes and waste
Standard precautions
Pain Management

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Documentation and assessment of site, character, & frequency of pain
Assessment of pain levels
Documentation of response to pain medications
Intraveneous Therapy

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
I.V. certified (Check ‘4’)
Administration of I.V. antibiotics
Administration of I.V. fluids
Administration of I.V. pain medications
Administration of I.V. cardiac meds
Blood draws – peripheral
Blood draws – central line
Blood draws – implanted catheter
Care of I.V. site – peripheral
Care of I.V. site – central line
Care of I.V. site – implanted catheter
I.V. dose calculations
I.V. insertion – peripheral
Use of infusion pumps
Diabetic Care

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Diabetic monitoring
S/S hyper/hypoglycemia
Diabetic patient teaching
Performing fingersticks
Use of glucometers
Insulin infusions
Regular, long-acting insulin
Mixed insulin
Psychosocial Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assessment and documentation of behavioral problems (target behaviors)
Assessment and documentation of s/s of depression
Assessment and documentation of patient response to psychotropic medications
Parameters for use of restraints in long-term care settings
Assessment and documentation of effectiveness of preventive medicine medications
Orthopedics

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assessment of circulation
Assessment of gait
Assessment of range of motion
Amputation care
Post-arthroscopy care
Casts and related care
Osteoporosis
Pinned fractures
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Rheumatic/Arthritic disease
Continuous passive motion
Canes
Cervical collars
Gait belts
Prostheses
Slings
Transfer board
Walker
Wheelchair
Cardiovascular Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Auscultation of rate/rythym
Blood pressure
Doppler
Pulses
Circulation checks
CPR
Post-abdominal aortic bypass
Aneurysm
Angina
Post carotic endarterectomy
Fem-pop bypass
Permanent pacemaker
Post acute M.I.
Post cardiac surgery
Thrombophlebitis
DVT
Congestive heart failure
Administration of post-op cardiac meds
Gastrointestinal Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Administration of tube feedings
Administration of medications via tube
Inflammatory bowel disease
Bowel prep
G.I. bleeding
Gualac
Nutritional status
Colostomy care
Post abdominal surgery
NG tube placement and care
Nasointestinal tube care
Assessment of bowel tones
Assessment of abdomen
Enema administration
Assessment of bowel incontinence
Signs and symptoms of fecal impaction
Neurological Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Post-Op anticonvulsant medications
Assessing levels of consciousness
Dementias (Re-direction/Validation)
Neuromuscular disease
CVA
Pupil check
A.I.M.S.
Seizure precautions
Administration of anticonvulsant
Medications
Aneurysm precautions
Spinal cord injuries – long term
Urinary Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assessment and care of AV shunt
Post renal surgery
Renal failure
Assessment of urinary incontinence
Assessment of I and O data
Use of bladder scanne
Signs and symptoms of UTI
Indwelling catheter insertion
Indwelling catheter care
Straight catheter insertion
Suprapubic catheter care
Screening for UTI via urine dipstick
Wounds, Pressure Sores, and Skin Impairments

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Assessment and care of post-surgical wounds
Assessment, prevention, and care of pressure ulcers
Assessment and documentation of skin conditions/wounds
Dressing changes – asceptic
Dressing changes – sterile
Wound irrigation
Application of wound care products
Use of air fluidized, low air-loss beds
Use of pressure-relieving seat cushions
Staple and suture removal
Other Skills

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Alert charting system
Use of 24-hour written and verbal reporting systems
Use of ‘911’ in LTC setting
Regulatory guidelines related to the prevention of abuse and neglect of residents
Regulatory guidelines related to resident rights in LTC setting
Discerning code status
Incident and accident reporting
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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