LVN/LPN Skillsheet

AGE-SPECIFIC CARE
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)
                             
CARDIAC
Use of Cardiac Monitors
                             
Telemetry
                             
Perform 12-lead EKG
                             
Assist with Code
                             
Care of Patient With: Acute MI
                             
Care of Patient With: Congestive Heart Failure
                             
Care of Patient With: Pre/Post Cardiac Cath
                             
Care of Patient With: Pre/Post Cardiac Surgery
                             
Care of Patient With: Aneurysm
                             
Care of Patient With: Permanent Pacemaker
                             
Care of Patient With: Temporary Pacemaker
                             
Care of Patient With: Heart Transplant
                             
GASTROINTESTINAL
Assess Bowel Sounds
                             
Monitor NG Tube
                             
Tube Feedings via Flexible Tubes
                             
Gastrostomy Tube Monitor / Feed
                             
Ostomy Care
                             
Care of Patient With: GI Bleed
                             
Care of Patient With: Abdominal Wounds
                             
Care of Patient With: Drains
                             
GENERAL NURSING
Admit & Orient Patients
                             
Discharge Patients
                             
Supervise Unlicensed Personnel
                             
Vital Sign Monitoring
                             
Pulse Oximetry
                             
Urine Dipstick
                             
Blood Glucose Monitoring
                             
Wound Care
                             
Dressing Changes
                             
Wound Drains (JP/Hemovac)
                             
Positioning / Transferring
                             
Restraints
                             
Isolation Techniques
                             
Advance Directives
                             
Postmortem Care
                             
Pre-Operative Care / Preparation
                             
Post-Anesthesia Care: General
                             
Post-Anesthesia Care: Spinal
                             
Post-Anesthesia Care: Block
                             
GENITOURINARY
Straight / Foley Cath Female
                             
Straight / Foley Cath Male
                             
Obtain / Instruct Clean Catch Urine
                             
Care of Patient With: Shunts and Fistulas
                             
Care of Patient With: Renal Failure
                             
Care of Patient With: Nephrectomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Renal Transplant
                             
Care of Patient With: Masectomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Hysterectomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Prostate Surgery
                             
MEDICATION / IV THERAPY
Administer PO Medications
                             
Administer NG / GT Medications
                             
Administer IM & SQ Meds
                             
Use of Heparin / Saline Locks
                             
Needle-less Systems
                             
Pain Assessment / Pain Scale
                             
Peripheral IV Insertion
                             
Mix IV Infusion w/ Additives
                             
Administer IV Medications
                             
Infusion Pumps
                             
Discontinue Peripheral IVs
                             
NEUROLOGY
Neurological Evaluation
                             
Glascow Coma Scale
                             
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
                             
Seizure Precautions
                             
Care of Patient With: Open / Closed Head Injury
                             
Care of Patient With: CVA
                             
Care of Patient With: Spinal Cord Injury
                             
Care of Patient With: Craniotomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Drug Overdose / DTs
                             
ORTHOPEDIC
Crutch Walking
                             
Cast Care
                             
Traction
                             
Care of Patient With: Amputation
                             
Care of Patient With: Skeletal Traction
                             
Care of Patient With: Arthroscopy / Arthrotomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Total Hip Replacement
                             
Care of Patient With: Total Knee Replacement
                             
RESPIRATORY
Open / Monitor Airway
                             
Assist with Intubation (ETT)
                             
Suctioning
                             
Incentive Spirometry
                             
Nasal Cannula
                             
Face Masks
                             
Ventilators
                             
Care of Patient With: Asthma / COPD
                             
Care of Patient With: Pre/Post Thoracic Surgery
                             
Care of Patient With: Tracheostomy
                             
Care of Patient With: Pulmonary Emboli
                             
Care of Patient With: Chest Tubes
                             
VASCULAR
Apply Noninvasive BP Monitor
                             
Monitor Noninvasive BP Monitor
                             
Draw Blood for Lab Studies
                             
Monitor Blood Administration
                             
Monitor Blood Products Admin.
                             
Intake and Output
                             
Peripheral Pulses
                             
Ultrasonic Doppler
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

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