HOSPICE Skillsheet

AGE-APPROPRIATE CARE
Older Adults (64+ years)
                             
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)
                             
ALTERED PROTECTIVE MECH.
Reverse Isolation
                             
AIDS Patient
                             
Neutropenia
                             
Thrombocytopenia
                             
Altered Skin Integrity
                             
Neuropathy
                             
Altered Mental Status
                             
Stomatitis
                             
EMERGENCIES
CardioPulmonary Arrest
                             
Fever / Sepsis
                             
Seizures
                             
Hemorrhage
                             
Hypercalcemia
                             
Hypo / Hyperkalemia
                             
Hypomagnesemia
                             
Organ Obstruction
                             
FAMILY / PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS
Patient / Family Education
                             
Advance Directives
                             
Resources for Pt / Family
                             
Pt. Teaching Self - Care
                             
Pt. Teaching Coping Skills
                             
Assist with Goal Setting
                             
Quality of Life Issues
                             
Ethical Decision Making
                             
Death & Dying Counseling
                             
Hospice Care
                             
Family Education re: Cancer Screening
                             
Stages of Grieving
                             
After Treatment (Survivorship)
                             
Inpatient Hospice Care
                             
Home Based Hospice Care
                             
GENERAL NURSING
Hospice/Palliative Care
                             
Central Line Draws
                             
Care of Diabetic Patient
                             
Blood Glucose Monitoring
                             
Insertion / Maintain Foley Cath
                             
Maintain Urostomy
                             
Wound Care / Debridement
                             
Crutch Walking / Wheelchairs
                             
Standard Precautions
                             
Continuous Narcotic Infusion
                             
Oral Medications
                             
Transdermal Agents
                             
Nonpharmacologic Strategies
                             
Admit & Initial Assessment
                             
Supervise Unlicensed Personnel
                             
Vital Sign Monitoring
                             
Pulse Oximetry
                             
Assessment of Breathing Patterns
                             
Oropharyngeal Suctioning
                             
Tracheostomy Suctioning
                             
Incentive Spirometry
                             
Admin / Monitor O2 Administration
                             
Care of Trach Patient
                             
Urine Dipstick
                             
Care of the Dialysis Patient
                             
Care of Shunts & Fistulas
                             
Application / Maintain Condom Cath
                             
Maintain Suprapubic Cath
                             
Dressing Changes
                             
Wound Drains (JP/Hemovac)
                             
Positioning / Transferring
                             
Restraints
                             
Specialized Beds (Clinitron etc.)
                             
Isolation Techniques
                             
Advance Directives
                             
Documentation
                             
Computerized Documentation
                             
IV Push Narcotic Agents
                             
Continuous Epidural Medications
                             
PCA Pumps
                             
Alternative Therapies
                             
TENS Units
                             
MEDICATIONS / IV THERAPY
Follow Protocols
                             
Patient Teaching
                             
Checking Dosage
                             
Evaluate Pertinent Lab Data
                             
Administer Oral Medications
                             
Administer Topical Medications
                             
Administer Ophthalmic / Otic Meds
                             
Administer Rectal / Vaginal Meds
                             
Administer IM / SQ Medications
                             
Administer IV Push Medications
                             
Administer IVPB Medications
                             
Administer Continuous Infusion
                             
Needle-less Systems
                             
Infusion Pumps
                             
Draw Blood for Lab Studies
                             
Establish Peripheral IVs
                             
Hep Lock / Saline Lock
                             
Hickman / Broviac Catheters
                             
Quinton Catheter
                             
Groshong
                             
Patient Teaching
                             
Perip. Inserted Central Cath (PICC)
                             
Insertion of PICC
                             
Port-A-Cath
                             
Temp Repair Torn / Punctured Caths
                             
Declot Occluded Ports or Catheters
                             
Packed Red Blood Cells
                             
Platelet Concentrates
                             
Fresh Frozen Plasma
                             
Cryoprecipitate
                             
Discontinue Peripheral IVs
                             
Central Venous Lines (CVL)
                             
Dressing Changes / Routine Care
                             
Obtain Blood Specimens from Catheter
                             
NUTRITION
Assess Nutritional Status
                             
Assess / Manage Nutritional Impairment
                             
Interpretation of Lab Values
                             
Oral Feedings
                             
Tube Feeding Assessment (residual etc.)
                             
Central TPN
                             
J-Tube (care & feeding through)
                             
Flexible Feeding Tube Insertion (Dobhoff)
                             
NG Tube Insertion
                             
Enterostomal / Ostomy Care
                             
Colostomy Irrigation & Pt. Teaching
                             
Enteral Tube Feeding
                             
Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition (PPN)
                             
G-Tube (care & feeding through)
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

Hospice/Palliative Care Certified

Yes No