LTC Skillsheet

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Care of Patients with: Hemovacs
                             
Care of Patients with: Jackson-Pratt Tubes
                             
Care of Patients with: Penrose Draings
                             
Care of Patients with: T-Tubes
                             
Universal Precautions
                             
Restraints
                             
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-3 years)
                             
Young Children (ages 4-6 years)
                             
Older Children (7-12 years)
                             
Adolescents (ages 13-20 years)
                             
Young Adults (ages 21-39 years)
                             
Middle Adults (40-64 years)
                             
Older Adults (65-79 years)
                             
Elderly (ages >80 years)
                             
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
IV Push Medications
                             
IV Drip Medications
                             
IV Drip Medications: Antibiotics
                             
IV Drip Medications: Narcotics
                             
Topical
                             
Otic
                             
Rectal
                             
Vaginal
                             
Opthalmic
                             
Pouring from Stock Medications
                             
Narcotic Administration
                             
IV Pumps
                             
PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS
Basic and Life-Threatening Dysrhythmias
                             
Pulse Checks
                             
Administration of Nitrates (Oral, Topical)
                             
Administration of Antiarrhythmics (Oral)
                             
Cardiac Monitors
                             
Taking EKGs - 12 Lead
                             
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
                             
Defribrillation
                             
General
                             
Use of Doppler
                             
Use of Automatic BP Cuff (Dinamap)
                             
Administration of Antihypertensives (Oral)
                             
PATIENTS WITH ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS
Insulin Administration
                             
Insulin Administration: Single Type
                             
Insulin Administration: Mixed Insulins
                             
Insulin Administration: Insulin Infusion
                             
Blood Glucouse Monitoring: Preforming Fingerpricks
                             
Blood Glucouse Monitoring: Use of Blood Glucose Meter Device
                             
Blood Glucouse Monitoring: Use of Visual Blood Glucose Strips
                             
PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Nasointestinal Tubes (Cantor, Miller-Abbot)
                             
Jejunostomy, Gastrotomy, Cecostomy Tubes
                             
Inserting Nasogastric Tubes
                             
Administration of Tube Feedings via Flexible Tubes: By Feeding Pump
                             
Collection of Stool Specimens
                             
Bowel Preparation and Cleansing Procedures
                             
Bowel Disimpaction
                             
Bowel Retraining
                             
Nasogastric Tubes (Salem Sump, Levine)
                             
Administration of Tube Feedings via Flexible Tubes: By Gravity Infusion
                             
Colostomy Care
                             
Sitz Bath Treatment
                             
PATIENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS
Administration of Anticonvulsant
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Hallucinations
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Anxiousness
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Agitation
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Combativeness
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Reality Orientation
                             
Assessing Levels of Consciousness
                             
Pupil Checks
                             
Seizure Problems
                             
Stroke Precautions
                             
Swallow Precautions
                             
Assisting with Lumbar Puncture
                             
Use of Hyper/Hypothermia Blanket
                             
Care of Patient with: Spinal Cord Injury - Acute
                             
Care of Patient with: Spinal Cord Injury - Long-Term
                             
Care of Patient with: CVA - Stroke
                             
Care of Patient with: Neuromuscular Disease
                             
Care of Patient with: Alzheimers Disease
                             
Care of Patient with Behaviors of: Wandering
                             
PATIENTS WITH ORTHOPEDIC PROBLEMS
Traction - Skin
                             
Care of Patient with Total Joint Replacement
                             
Care of Patient with Rheumatic/Arthritic Disease
                             
Application of Orthortic Devices
                             
Cast Care
                             
Circulation Checks
                             
Traction - Skeletal
                             
Range of Motion
                             
Use of Assistive Devices
                             
Care of Patient with an Amputation
                             
Applications of Splints of Extremeties
                             
Continuous Passive Motion Machine (CPM)
                             
Transfer Techniques
                             
Use of a Sliding Board
                             
Gait Training/Retraining
                             
Application of Prosthetic Devices
                             
PATIENTS WITH RENAL/GU PROBLEMS
Incontinence
                             
Insertion of Catheter-Female
                             
Insertion of Catheter-Male
                             
Insertion of Suprapubic Catheter
                             
Removal of Pessary
                             
Peritoneal Dialysis: Manual
                             
Bladder Retraining
                             
Urinary Diversion
                             
Bladder Irrigation: Continuous
                             
Ileostomy Care
                             
Peritoneal Dialysis: Automatic Cycler Machine
                             
Bladder Irrigation: Intermittent
                             
PATIENTS WITH SENSORY PROBLEMS
Application of Hearing Aid Devices
                             
Denture Care
                             
Care of Patients with Hearing Loss
                             
Prosthetic Eye Care
                             
Contact Lens Care
                             
Cataracts
                             
Blindness
                             
Mascular Denegration
                             
PATIENTS WITH WOUND/SKIN PROBLEMS
Dressing Changes
                             
Wound Care
                             
Irrigations
                             
Care of Patient with: Pressure Sores
                             
Care of Patient with: Leg Ulcers
                             
Care of Patient with: Burns
                             
Identifying Common Skin Problems
                             
Recognizing Normal Skin Changes
                             
Air Fluidized, Low Airloss beds
                             
Pressure Relief Matress/Seat Cushion
                             
PHELBOTOMY/IV THERAPY
Multi-Lumen Central Catheters
                             
Draw Blood: Peripheral IV
                             
Draw Blood: Central Line
                             
Regulating IVs
                             
IV Infusion Pumps
                             
Blood/Blood Product Administration
                             
Administration of: Total Parenteral Nurtrition (TPN)
                             
Insert IVs
                             
Mixing IVs
                             
Discountinue Peripheral IV
                             
Central Line Dressing Changes
                             
Administration of: Peripheral Parenteral Nutritional (PPN)
                             
Port-A-Caths (Infusa-Ports)
                             
Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion Pumps
                             
Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
                             
RESPIRATORY
O2 Cannulas/Masks
                             
Non-rebreather Mask
                             
Nebulizer Setup and Use
                             
Incentive Spirometry
                             
Chest PT
                             
Pulse Oximetry
                             
Suctioning: Tracheostomy Tube
                             
Bronchodilator Administration: IV
                             
Bronchodilator Administration: IV
                             
Bronchodilator Administration: Inhaler
                             
Care of Patient with: COPD
                             
Collection of Sputum Specimen
                             
Suctioning: Oral
                             
Suctioning: Nasotracheal
                             
Care of the Ventilator Patient: Mouth Care
                             
Care of the Ventilator Patient: Suctioning - Tracheostomy Tube
                             
Care of the Ventilator Patient: Ambu Bags
                             
Bronchodilator Administration: Oral
                             
Care of Patient with: Tracheostomy Tube
                             
Care of Patient with: Emphysema
                             
Care of Patient with: Asthma Exacerbation
                             
Care of Patient with: Pneumonia
                             
Care of Patient with: Pre/Post Thoracic Surgery
                             
Care of Patient with: Chest Tubes
                             

 

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