PACU Skillsheet

ANESTHESIOLOGY
Spinal Anesthesia
                             
Epidural Anesthesia
                             
Local Anesthesia
                             
Regional Anesthesia
                             
Intrathecal Anesthesia
                             
Central Nerve Blocks
                             
Muscle Relaxants
                             
Inhalation Agents
                             
CARDIOVASCULAR
Care of: Cardiac Patient - Basic
                             
Care of: Cardiac Patient - Advanced
                             
Fluid Management
                             
Admin/Titrate: Vasoactive Drugs
                             
Admin/ Titrate: Sedatives
                             
Admin/Titrate: Sedatives
                             
Admin/Titrate: Paralytics
                             
Admin/Titrate: Anticoagulants
                             
Sheath Pull
                             
EQUIPMENT
SCD's
                             
Bair Hugger
                             
PCA Pumps
                             
IV Pumps
                             
Epidural Pumps
                             
GENERAL ASSESSMENT
Care of the Patient Experiencing Pain
                             
Providing Developmentally Specific Care - Adult
                             
Providing Developmentally Specific Care- Peds
                             
Measure Vital Signs
                             
Use of Doppler
                             
Use of Datascope (IABP Monitoring)
                             
Neurological Deficits/Neurosurgical
                             
Hemodynamic Monitoring Invasive
                             
CVP Monitoring
                             
Blood/Blood Products Administration and Exchange
                             
Vascular Access: Tunneled Catheter Repair
                             
NEUROLOGICAL
Assessment of: Level of Consciousness
                             
Seizure Precautions
                             
Measure ICP
                             
Admin: Steroids
                             
Care of: Post Op Craniotomy Patient
                             
Patient Stimulation and Stir-Up Regimen
                             
ORTHOPEDIC
Cast Care
                             
CPM
                             
Blood Autotransfusion System
                             
Skeletal Traction
                             
Total Knee
                             
Total Hip
                             
Cryotherapy
                             
PATIENT CARE
PIV insertion
                             
Recognition of Transfusion Reactions
                             
Medication and IVs
                             
Dosage Calculation
                             
Vascular Access: Venous Port Management
                             
Vascular Access: PICC/Midline Removal
                             
IV Push
                             
Anesthesia: Pre Operative or Pre Procedural
                             
Male Catherization
                             
Female Catherization
                             
Catheter Irrigation
                             
Isolation Procedures
                             
Sterile Dressing Change
                             
Care of: Hypovolemic Shock
                             
Thermoregulation Malignant Hyperthermia
                             
Vascular Access: Removal of a Non-Tunneled Catheter
                             
Thermoregulation Hypothermia
                             
Positioning of the Post-Op Patient
                             
POST OP
Pre-Op Procedures
                             
Post-Op Assessment and Monitoring
                             
Knowledge of Anesthetic Agents
                             
Anesthesia Agents and Adjuncts
                             
Immunocompromised Patient
                             
Discharge Patients by Criteria
                             
Liver Disease, Liver Biopsy, and Liver and/or Intestinal Transplant Recipient
                             
RESPIRATORY
Respiratory Assessment
                             
Insertion and Removal of Nasal and Oral Airway
                             
Administer O2
                             
Respiratory Compromise
                             
Mask With and Without Mist
                             
Trach Collar
                             
Face Tent
                             
Regulate O2 % for Nasal
                             
Regulate O2 % for Mask
                             
Regulate O2 % for Ambu Bag
                             
Regulate O2 % for Face Tent
                             
Weaning from Ventilator
                             
Troubleshooting Alarms
                             
Respiratory Distress Utilizing Mechanical Support
                             
Endotracheal Suctioning
                             
Trach Suctioning
                             
Nasotracheal Suctioning
                             
Oropharyngeal Suctioning
                             
Ability to Measure Cuff Pressure
                             
Ability to determine Air Leaks
                             
Ability to determine Placement
                             
Troubleshoot Airway Obstruction
                             
Care of: Laryngospasm/Bronchospasm
                             
Troubleshoot Aspiration
                             
Troubleshoot Pneumothorax
                             
Assess Breath Sounds
                             
Draw ABG's
                             
Pulse Oximetry
                             
Care of: Pt on Ventilator
                             
Assist With: Arterial Insertion
                             
Arterial Line D/C
                             
Draw Blood from Arterial Line
                             
Interpret ABG's
                             
Chin Lift
                             
Jaw Thrust
                             
Assist with intubation
                             
Extubation
                             
Care of: Chest Tube
                             
Care of: Tracheostomy
                             
SUPPLEMENTAL
Vascular Access: Blood Sampling From a CVC
                             
Vascular Access: CVC Dressing Change
                             
Vascular Access: Maintaining Catheter Patency
                             
Admin/Titration: Anti-Emetics
                             
Admin/Titration: Reversal Meds
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

Pediatric Experience