NICU Skillsheet

CARDIOVASCULAR
Insert: Chest Tube Placement
                             
Assess: Heart Sounds/Murmurs
                             
Procedures: EKG Interpretation
                             
Procedures: Defibrillation/Cardioversion
                             
Procedures: Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
                             
Care: Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
                             
Neonate: Cardiac Arrest
                             
Neonate: Cardiac Transplant
                             
Neonate: Cardiomyopathy
                             
Neonate: Congenital Heart Disease/Defects
                             
Neonate: Hemodynamic Instability
                             
Neonate: Hypovolemic Shock
                             
Neonate: Pre and Post Cardiac Surgery
                             
Neonate: Pre and Post Cardiac Cath
                             
Medications: Aminophylline
                             
Medications: Prostaglandin
                             
Care: Chest Tube
                             
Medications/Immunizations: HBV
                             
Administer: Immunizations
                             
Medications/ImmunizationsMedications: DPT
                             
Medications/Immunizations: RespGam/Synergis prophylaxis
                             
Medications: Vitamin K
                             
Assess: Blood Pressure Invasive(A-line)/Non-Invasive
                             
Assess/Auscultation: Rate, Rhythm, Volume
                             
GASTROINTESTINAL
Assess: Bowel Sounds
                             
Assess: Suck/Swallow
                             
Assist/Teach: Breast/Bottle Feeding
                             
Care: Hyperalimentation/TPN Feeding
                             
Care: Lavage/Gavage
                             
Use/Care: Gastromy Tube
                             
Use/Care: Jejunal Gastro Tube
                             
Use/Care: Nasogastric/Oro-gastric Tube
                             
Test: Occult Blood
                             
Care: Bowel Obstruction
                             
Care: Cleft Lip/Palate
                             
Care: Esophageal Atresia
                             
Assess: Finnegan
                             
Care: GI Bleeding
                             
Care: Inguinal Hernia
                             
Care: Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
                             
Care: Pyloric Stenosis
                             
Care: Post Abdominal Surgery
                             
Care: Reflux Precautions
                             
Care: Tracheosophageal Fistula (TEF)
                             
Care: Malformations of GU tract/Kidney
                             
NEUROLOGY
Assess: LOC
                             
Assess: Fontanels
                             
Admin: Anticonvulsant Medication
                             
Neonate: Brain Death/Organ Procedurement
                             
Neonate: Cephalic Shunt
                             
Neonate: External VP Shunt
                             
Neonate: Increased Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
                             
Neonate: Meningitis
                             
Care: Seizures/Epilepsy
                             
Neonate: Hemorrage
                             
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
                             
PROCEDURES
Lab Results: CBC/Differential
                             
Lab Results: Blood Culture
                             
Care: Post Circumcision Care
                             
Blood Drawn from Central Line
                             
Heel Stick
                             
Vascular Access: Blood Sampling From a CVC
                             
Vascular Access: CVC Dressing Change
                             
Vascular Access: Maintaining Catheter Patency
                             
Vascular Access: PICC/Midline Removal
                             
Vascular Access: Removal of a Non-Tunneled Catheter
                             
Vascular Access: Tunneled Catheter Repair
                             
Vascular Access: Venous Port Management
                             
Anesthesia: Pre Operative or Pre Procedural
                             
Blood/Blood Products Administration and Exchange
                             
Screen: Glasgow Coma Scale
                             
IV: Intraosseous Placement
                             
IV: Percutaneous Arterial Line
                             
IV: Percutaneous Venous Line
                             
IV: Peripheral Line/Dressing
                             
IV: Umbilical Arterial Line
                             
IV: Umbilical Venous Line
                             
Screen: Apgar Scoring
                             
Screen: Eye Exam (R/O Retinopathy)
                             
Screen: Hearing
                             
Care: Bereavement/Postmortem
                             
Hemofiltration (CRRT, CVVHD, CVHD)
                             
Lab Results: Bilrubin
                             
Lab Results: Urine Test
                             
Lab Results: Collect Culture Specimens
                             
Neonate: Collection of Urine Specimen (non Invasive/Invasive)
                             
Admin/Use: Phototherapy
                             
Isolation Techniques
                             
Standard Precautions (Universal)
                             
Admin: Blood/Blood Products
                             
Delivery Systems: IV/Syringe Pump
                             
Care: Cord
                             
Neonatal Skin Care
                             
Asess: Temperture (axillary, rectal,skin)
                             
Weaning: Open Crib/Bassinet
                             
Weights/Bed Scale
                             
Neonate: Dosage Calculations
                             
Adminstration: Emergency Drug
                             
Care: Eye Prophylaxis
                             
Neonatal Drug Action/Reaction
                             
Screen: Gestational Age : Dubowitz
                             
Thermo Regulators: Isolette
                             
Thermoregulation in the Neonate
                             
Thermo Regulators: Bililight
                             
Physical Exam of the Neonate
                             
Peritoneal Dialysis
                             
Umbilical Line Placement
                             
Needle Aspiration of a Pnemothorax
                             
RESPIRATORY
Assess: Breath Sound
                             
Neonatal Respiratory Care
                             
Assist with Intubation
                             
Bulb Syringe
                             
Care: CPAP
                             
Care: Endotracheal Tube
                             
Open ET Catheter Suction
                             
Apnea Monitor
                             
Chest Tube (Assist)
                             
USE: ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
                             
Nitric Oxide
                             
Thoracentesis
                             
Use of Artifical Surfactant
                             
Ventilator Management
                             
Care: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
                             
Care: Cardiogenic/Hypovolemic Shock
                             
Care: Diaphragmatic Hernia
                             
Care: Tracheostomy
                             
Care: Meconium Aspiration
                             
Care: Hyaline Membrane Disease
                             
Care: Persistent Pulmonary Hypertensions (PPHN)
                             
Care: Pneumothorax
                             
Respiratory Support
                             
Medications: Aminophylline
                             
Medications: Prostaglandin
                             
Respiratory Distress Utilitizing Mechanical Support
                             
Use: NCPAP (Nasal Continious Positive Airway Pressure)
                             
SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Screen: Consents
                             
Care of the Patient Experiencing Pain
                             
Providing Developmentally Specific Care
                             
Hypothermia Therapy
                             
Transport of the Patient Requiring Advanced Services
                             
Ostomy
                             
Post-Surgery Patient
                             
Respiratory Compromise
                             
Sedation Level II
                             
Hyperbilirubinemia Patient
                             
Screen: Gestational Age : Ballard
                             
Blood Draw: Umbilical, A-line, Venous line
                             
Neonate: Diabetic Mother
                             
Neonate: Hepatitis Surface Antigen Mother
                             
Neonate: HIV Positive Mother
                             
Neonate: Bacterial Sepsis
                             
Neonate: Viral Sepsis
                             
Neonate: Exchange Transfusion
                             
Neonate: Congenital Anomalies
                             
Neonate: Premature Infants
                             
Neonate: Micro-Preemies
                             
Neonate: Acute Renal Failure
                             
Neonate: DIC
                             
Infant Care: Disorders of Internal/External Organs
                             
Infant Care: Drug Addiction/Withdrawl
                             
Neonate: Hypo/Hyperkalemia
                             
Neonate: Hypo/Hypernatremia
                             
SUPPLEMENTAL
Care: Transport of Patients requiring Advanced Services
                             
Manage the Family's Psychosocial Status
                             
Ambulance or Air Safety
                             
Use: (ESU) Electrosurgical Cautery Units
                             
Screen: Maternal History
                             
Urodynamic Monitoring
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

Primary Experience: Level I

Primary Experience: Level II

Primary Experience: Level III

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