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Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Nur 3205 Self-Evaluation of Nursing Skills

Purpose:

This tool is designed to help you self-evaluate your “skills” as a Registered

Nurse.

growth as you progress in the curriculum.

The tool will help you to identify your strengths and opportunities for

Directions:

The skills checklist is divided into sections according to content similarity. Please review all skills and indicate what level (see scale below) you believe you are in regards to that particular skill by placing an ‘X’ in the appropriate box. This checklist needs to be completed in its entirety and submitted via Bb by specified due date

Remember there is no right or wrong answer, as RN’s we bring many different talents and strengths to our practice. The checklist will become part of your e- portfolio and used to help make decisions regarding practicum experiences.

Rating Scale:

Beginning - I am unable to perform this skill and/or I do not know what this is

Developing - I am familiar with this skill and have a basic understanding of to safely perform but I am hesitant to perform and/or ineffective when attempting

Accomplished - I am proficient with this skill but can improve on speed and/or accuracy

Exemplary - I have mastered this skill. I am proficient, accurate, and I am comfortable teaching others how to do this skill.

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing Nur 3205 Self-Evaluation of Nursing Skills

NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Exemplary

Safety/Infection Control: Daily Patient Care

 

Hand hygiene

     

x

Standard precautions

     

x

Personal protective equipment

     

x

Transmission based precautions

   

X

 

Transfers

   

X

 

Bed positioning

   

X

 

Body mechanics

   

X

 

Lifts

   

X

 

Joint mobility

   

X

 

Restraints

   

X

 

Assistive devices

   

X

 

Fall prevention

   

x

 

Seizure precautions

 

X

   

Ambulation

   

X

 

Anti-embolic stockings

     

X

Sequential compression devices

     

X

Client hygiene: oral, hair, perineal, foot

     

X

Health Promotion and Maintenance: Holistic Health Assessment

   

Critical Thinking in Health Assessment

   

X

 

Interviewing

   

X

 

Health history

     

X

Genetics/genomics

 

X

   

Cultural assessment

   

X

 

Spiritual assessment

     

X

Behavioral change assessment

   

X

 

Nutrition

   

X

 

Environment

     

X

Functional

     

X

Domestic Violence

     

X

Mental Status

     

X

Pain

     

X

Health Promotion and Maintenance: Physical Examination

 

General Survey

   

X

 

Vital Signs

     

X

Skin, Hair, Nails, and Wounds

   

X

 

Head, Face, Neck, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat

   

X

 

Thorax and lungs

   

X

 

Cardiovascular

   

X

 

Abdomen

   

X

 

Musculoskeletal

   

X

 

Neurologic

   

X

 

Breast, Lymphatics and Genitourinary

   

X

 
 

NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Exemplary

Health Promotion and Maintenance: Integration of Health Assessment to the Lifespan

 

Comprehensive Health Assessment

   

X

 

Assessment of the Pregnant and Postpartum Female

   

X

 

Assessment of the Newborn, Infant and Child

   

X

 

Functional Assessment of the Older Adult

   

X

 

Management of Care: General Computer Skills

 

Navigation of the Electronic Medical Record

     

X

Reduction of Risk Potential: Diagnostic Testing

   

Specimen collection: stool, urine, sputum, wound, nose, throat, capillary, phlebotomy

     

X

Urine testing (dipstick)

     

X

Glucose testing (FSBS)

     

X

Interpretation of Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Interpretation

 

Blood chemistries

     

X

Hematology

     

X

Serology and immunology

 

X

   

Culture

 

X

   

Urinalysis

     

X

Fecal analysis

 

X

   

Cerebrospinal fluid

X

     

Computed tomography

X

     

Doppler studies

X

     

Electrocardiography

 

X

   

Endoscopy

X

     

Magnetic resonance imaging

X

     

Radiography

X

     

Skin testing

X

     

Ultrasound

X

     

Perform electrocardiogram

 

X

   

Initiate telemetry monitor

 

X

   

Physiological Adaptation

 

Diaphragmatic breathing

X

     

Incentive spirometer

   

X

 

Administer oxygen: nasal cannula, face mask,

     

X

Mechanical Ventilation: maintaining, suctioning, alarms, complications

X

     

Pulse oximeter

     

X

Peak expiratory flow

X

     

Chest physiotherapy

X

     

Tracheostomy care

X

     

Suctioning: oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal, tracheostomy

X

     

Chest tubes: assisting with insertion, maintaining, removal

X

     

Reduction of Risk Potential: Nutrition

 

Aspiration precautions

 

X

   
 

NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Exemplary

Basic Care and Comfort: Nutrition

 

Feeding clients

   

X

 

Recording intake and output

   

X

 

Physiological Adaptation: Nutrition

 

Gastric tube feedings: nasogastric tube, Gastrostomy/jejunostomy

 

X

   

Nasogastric tube: insertion, maintenance, removal

 

X

   

Gastric and jejunum tube care

 

X

   

Elimination: Urinary

 

Catheter insertion and removal

   

X

 

Catheter care

   

X

 

Bladder irrigation

X

     

Urinary ostomy care

X

     

Peritoneal dialysis

X

     

Elimination: Fecal

 

Bedpan

     

X

Fecal impaction

 

X

   

Enema

   

X

 

Fecal ostomy

 

X

   

Physiological Adaptation: Wound and Pressure Ulcer Care

 

Assessment

 

X

   

Dressing change

 

X

   

Wound irrigation

 

X

   

Sitz bath

   

X

 

Applying binders

 

X

   

Wound vacuum

X

     

Basic Care and Comfort: Orthopedic devices

   

Compression wrap

   

X

 

Splint

   

X

 

Brace

 

X

   

Cast

X

     

Traction

X

     

Heat and cold: dry, moist

 

X

   

Pharmacological and Parental Therapies: Medication Administration

   

Drug calculations

     

X

Safety, legal, and ethical issues

   

X

 

Controlled substances

     

X

6 rights, 3 checks

   

X

 

Documentation

     

X

Error reporting

   

X

 

Medication administration

 

Oral

     

X

Enteral tubes

 

X

   

Topical

   

X

 

o

Otic

 

X

   

o

Ophthalmic

   

X

 

o

Nasal

   

X

 

o

Inhalant

 

X

   

o

Dermatologic

 

X

   
 

NURSING SKILLS

Beginning

Developing

Accomplished

Exemplary

Medication administration, cont.

 

o

Vaginal

   

X

 

o

Rectal

   

X

 

Intramuscular

     

X

Subcutaneous

     

X

Intradermal

 

X

   

Starting, maintaining, and discontinuing an intravenous infusion

     

X

Intravenous push

     

X

Intravenous additives

     

X

Intravenous fluids

     

X

Patient controlled analgesia pump

 

X

   

Total parenteral nutrition

X

     

Eye and ear irrigation

 

X

   

Central Venous Access Devices

 

X

   

Types

   

X

   

Managing

 

X

   
 

o

Aspiration

 

X

   
 

o

Flushing

 

X

   
 

o

Medication administration

 

X

   
 

o

Tubing

 

X

   
 

o

Complications

 

X

   

Dressing Changes

 

X

   

Blood Transfusions

 

X

   

Product types

 

X

   

Safety

   

X

   

Procedure

 

X

   

Assessment of complications

 

X

   

Reduction of Risk Potential: Preoperative and Postoperative Care

 

Pre-op teaching

       

X

Surgical hand scrub

     

X

Applying sterile gown and gloves

     

X

Managing GI suction

 

X

   

Suture and staple care

   

X

 

Suture and staple removal

   

X

 

Epidural care

   

X

   

Safety/Infection

 

Sterile field

   

X

 

Sterile gloves

     

X

 

Psychosocial Integrity: End-of-Life

 

Palliative care

   

X

   

Performing post-mortem care

 

X