ER RN Skills Checklist

Please rate your experience / frequency within the last year
0 = No Experience / Observed Only
1 = Limited Experience / Rarely Done (<6 times/year)
2 = May Need Some Review / Occasionally Done (1-2 times/month)
3 = Experienced / Frequently Done (daily or weekly)

Please rate your experience / frequency within the last year

0 = No Experience / Observed Only

1 = Limited Experience / Rarely Done (<6 times/year)

2 = May Need Some Review / Occasionally Done (1-2 times/month)

3 = Experienced / Frequently Done (daily or weekly)

Please rate your experience / frequency within the last year
0 = No Experience / Observed Only
1 = Limited Experience / Rarely Done (<6 times/year)
2 = May Need Some Review / Occasionally Done (1-2 times/month)
3 = Experienced / Frequently Done (daily or weekly)

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Types Of Er Experience

Level 1 Trauma Center
Level 2 Trauma Center
Level 3 Trauma Center
Pediatric ED

Age Of Patients Cared For

Newborn/Neonate (birth to 30 days)
Infant (31 days to 12 months)
Toddler/Preschool (13 months to 5 years)
School Age Child/adolescent (6 years to 18 years)
Young Adults/ Middle Adult (19 years to 64 years)
Older Adults/Elderly (65+ years)

General Skills

Care of Patient in Restraints
Automated Med Dispensing Systems
Electronic Documentation
IV Pumps
Peripheral IV Insertion, Care and Maintenance
Access/Management of Implanted Ports
Access/Management of Central Lines (CVL, Hickman, Broviac, Groshong, etc.)
Intraosseus Line
Cardiac Monitoring/Interpretation
Rapid Fluid Infuser
Titration of drips
Administration of Blood/Blood Products
Knowledge of "Do Not Use Abbreviations"
Do you have charge/supervisor experience?
Knowledge of current Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals
Knowledge/familiarity with HCAHPS scores

Medication Administration

Moderate/Conscious Sedation
Sedation Reversal Agents
Antibiotics IM/IV
Antiemetics
Adenosine
Aminophylline(Theophylline)
Atropine
Anticoagulants
Anticonvulsants
Antihypertensives
Barbituate Induced Coma
Charcoal
Cardizem
Cordarone (amiodorone)
Decadron
Dilantin
Dopamine
Diuretics
Epinephrine
Inotropes (Digoxin,Dobutamine,Primacor)
Inocor (amrinone)
Insulin Infusions
Isuprel
Kayexelate
Lidocaine
Mannitol
Narcotic Analgesia
Nitroglycerin
Nipride
Steroids
Thrombolytic Therapy
Vasopressin
Ventolin (Albuterol)
Racemic Epinephrine

Cardiovascular

Care Of The Patient With:

Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
Obtaining 12 lead EKG
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Acute MI
Angina
Cardiac Arrest
Cardioversion/defibrillation
CHF
Bacterial Endocarditis
Myocarditis
Synchronized Cardioversion
Defibrillation
Emergent Chest Thoracotomy
Cardiac Isoenzymes
Troponin
BNP

Shock:

Anaphylactic
Cardiogenic
Hypovolemic
Neurogenic
Septic

Pacemaker:

External
Permanent
Temporary
Transthoracic

Hemodynamic Monitoring:

Set up, use and Interpreation of Reading of CVP
Set up, use and Interpretation of Reading of PA/Swan-Ganz
Set up and use of Arterial Line

Pulmonary

Care Of The Patient With:

Ventilator/Weaning
Asphyxiation (Near Drowning)
Oral Airway
Endotracheal Tube
Laryngeal Spasm
Tracheostomy
Epistaxis
Aspiration
ARDS
COPD
Lobectomy
Pneumonectomy
Pneumothorax/Tension Pneumothorax
Hemothorax
Pneumonia
Assist with Emergency Tracheostomy
Thoracentesis
Inhalation Injuries
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Status Asthmaticus
Tuberculosis
Chest Tube (pleurevac/Thoraclex)
Assist with Intubation
Assist with Chest Tube Insertion
ABG Interpretation

Neurological

Acute Head Injury
Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
Management of Increased ICP
Basal Skull Fracture
Acute CVA/TIA
Heat Exhaustion
Multiple Sclerosis
Psychiatric Disorders
Aneurysm Precautions
Coma
Encephalitis
Delirium Tremors
Meningitis
Seizures/Seizure Precautions
Status Epilepticus
Spinal Cord Injury
Cranial Nerve Assessment
Reflex/Motor Deficits
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
Externalized VP Shunts
Overdose

Orthopedics

Fracture/Dislocation
Traumatic Amputation
Brace/Splint Application
Halo Traction
Crutchfield Tongs
Set up for Insertion of Steinman Pins
Hare Traction

Gastrointestinal

Gastric Lavage
Nasogastric Tube
Salem Sump
PEG Tube
Acute Cholecystitis
Bowel Obstruction
Cirrhosis
GI Bleed
GI Surgery
Pancreatitis
Liver Failure
Liver Transplant
Acute Abdominal Pain
Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
Evisceration
Esophageal Bleeding

Renal/genitourinary

AV Fistula
Suprapubic Catheter
Hemodialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis
Nephrostomy Tube
Peritoneal Lavage
Acute Renal Failure
Renal Transplant
Nephrectomy
TURP
Pyelonephritis/UTI
Renal Calculi

Endocrine/metabolic

Adrenal Disorders (Addison's Disease)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetes Mellitus
Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease)
Pituitary Disorders
Thyroidectomy

Infectious Disease

Hepatitis
HIV
MRSA
CRE
VRE
C Difficile
Tuberculosis
Isolation Precautions/Procedures

Oncology

Chemotherapy
Bone Marrow Transplants
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Radiation Implants

Wound Management

Multiple Abdominal Wounds and Drains
Gunshot Wound
Stab Wound
Lacerations
Hazardous Material Exposure
Radiation Exposure
Set up and assist with Staples/Sutures
Suture Removal
Staple Removal
Application of Steri-strips

Burns:

First Degree
Second Degree
Third Degree
Rule of Nines
Fluid Resuscitation Burn Formula
Electrical Burns

Pediatric

Pediatric Arrest/Resuscitation
Calculating Emergency Medication Dosages
Braslow Tape
Knowledge of Normal lab Values
Near Drowning
Overdose/Poison Ingestion
Asthma
Bronchiolitis
Epiglottitis
Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse

Heent

Ear irrigation
Eye irrigation
Removal of Contact lens
Visual Acuity Check
Set up for Fluorescein/Woods Lamp
Nasal packing
Application of Eye Medication
Use of Morgan lens irrigation
Le Fort Fracture I, II, III, IV

Miscellaneous

Administration of Antivenom
Animal Bites
Triage procedures
Procedure for patient leaving AMA
Consent for Treatment of a Minor
Organ/Tissue Donation