POST-PARTUM Skillsheet

AGE-SPECIFIC CRITERIA
Able to adapt care to incorporate normal growth and development
                             
Able to adapt method and terminology of patient instructions to their age, comprehension and maturity level
                             
Can ensure a safe environment reflecting specific needs of various age groups
                             
CARE OF PATIENT WITH:
Asthma
                             
Cardiac disease
                             
Cesarean section
                             
Diabetes mellitus
                             
Infectious disease
                             
Known substance abuse
                             
Multiple births
                             
Post tubal ligation
                             
Pregnancy induced hypertension/Preeclampsia
                             
Spontaneous vaginal delivery
                             
EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES
Administer injections to neonate
                             
Assist with circumcision: Assess site post op
                             
Assist with circumcision: Teach circumcision care to parents
                             
Bathe infant
                             
Culture suspect infectious neonate
                             
Discharge procedure
                             
Incubator/isolettes
                             
Infant identification
                             
Monitor bladder and bowel patterns: Obtain urine specimens via specimen bag
                             
Monitor bladder and bowel patterns: Test stool for blood, reducing substances
                             
Neonate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
                             
Phototherapy
                             
Thermo-neutral environment to prevent cold stress
                             
Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
                             
Contraceptive counseling
                             
Discharge teaching
                             
Foster parental-infant interaction/attachment
                             
Insert Catheter: Foley
                             
Insert Catheter: Straight
                             
Post anesthesia care: Epidural
                             
Post anesthesia care: General
                             
Post anesthesia care: Local
                             
Post anesthesia care: Spinal
                             
Post Cesarean care
                             
Teach and Assist with: Breastfeeding / Latch on Procedures
                             
Teach and assist with: Breastfeeding - Positioning
                             
Teach and Assist with: Breastfeeding - Use of Electric Heat Pump
                             
Teach and Assist with: Breastfeeding - Use of Manual Breast Pump
                             
Teach and Assist with: Formula preparation and feeding
                             
Teach and Assist with: Infant care restraint systems
                             
Teach and Assist with: Infant caretaking skills
                             
Teach and Assist with: Perineal care
                             
Teach and Assist with: Sitz Bath
                             
Ability to care for a patient on Magnesium Sulfate
                             
IV Pumps
                             
MEDICATIONS
Antibiotics
                             
Diluted oxytocin infusion
                             
IM administration
                             
Rhogam administration/teaching
                             
SC medications, including narcotics
                             
NORMAL NEONATAL CARE
Assessment: Ballard scale
                             
Assessment: Circumference
                             
Assessment: Dubowitz scale
                             
Assessment: Length
                             
Assessment: Neonatal jaundice
                             
Assessment: Reflexes
                             
Assessment: Vital signs
                             
Assessment: Weight
                             
PAIN MANAGEMENT
Assessment of pain level/tolerance
                             
Epidural anesthesia/analgesia
                             
IV conscious sedation
                             
Patient controlled analgesia (PCA pump)
                             
PHLEBOTOMY/IV THERAPY
Administration of blood/blood products: Packed red blood cells
                             
Administration of blood/blood products: Plasma/albumin
                             
Administration of blood/blood products: Whole Blood
                             
Drawing blood from central line
                             
Drawing venous blood
                             
Starting IVs: Angiocath
                             
Starting IVs: Butterfly
                             
Starting IVs: Heparin Lock
                             
Care of Patient with: Central Line / catheter / dressing
                             
Care of Patient with: Peripheral line / dressing
                             
POST-PARTUM INTERVENTIONS
Assessment: Bladder distention
                             
Assessment: Breast engorgement
                             
Assessment: DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
                             
Assessment: Episiotomy
                             
Assessment: Fluid balance
                             
Assessment: Fundal height
                             
Assessment: GI function post anesthesia
                             
Assessment: Lochia amount
                             
Assessment: Maternal vital signs
                             
Assessment: Parental/infant interaction/attachment
                             
Assessment: Perineum-Hematoma
                             
Assessment: Perineum-Hemorrhoids
                             
Interpretation of lab results: Check Urine for Glucose
                             
Interpretation of lab results: Check Urine for Ketones
                             
Interpretation of lab results: Check Urine for Protein
                             
Interpretation of lab results: Check Urine for Specific Gravity
                             

 

SUPPLEMENTAL  
 

Couplet (Mother/Baby)

Newborn Nursery

Post Partum

BCLS

NRP

RNC

Computerized Charting System (Model):

Medication Administration System (Model):

Couplet (Mother/Baby) Years:

Newborn Nursery Years:

Post Partum Years: