Pediatric 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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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.)
Cardiac Monitoring/Interpretation
PCA/Epidural pumps
Titration of drips
Administration of Blood/Blood Products
Administration of Chemotherapy
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

Cardiovascular General Skills

Hemoglobin & Hematocrit Interpretation
Basic EKG Interpretation
Non-Invasive Cardiac Monitoring

Cardiovascular-care Of Child With:

Cardiomyopathy
Congenital Heart Disease/Defects
Congestive Heart Failure
Bacterial Endocarditis
Rheumatic Fever
Post cardiac cath
Pre/Post Cardiac Surgery
Shock

Respiratory General Skills

Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Apnea Monitor
Airway Management Devices/Suctioning
Bulb Syringe
Chest Physiotherapy
Chest Tubes
Nasal/Oral Airway/Suctioning
Tracheostomy/Suctioning
Face Mask
Hood/Tent
Pulse Oximeter
Isolette
Nasal Cannula
Trach Collar

Respiratory-care Of Child With:

Asthma
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
Croup
Cystic Fibrosis
ENT Surgery
Epiglottitis
Esphogeal Atresia
RSV
Home Ventilator Therapy
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Tonsillitis
Tuberculosis

Neuro General Skills

Assessment - Level of Consciousness
Assist with Lumbar Puncture
ICP Monitoring

Neuro-care Of Child With:

Closed Head Trauma
Encephalitis
Febrile Seizures
Meningitis
Multiple Sclerosis
Near Drowning
Neuromuscular Disease
Spinal Cord Injury
Traction - Halo/General
VP Shunt - Internal/External

Gastrointestinal General Skills

Bottle Feeding
Breast Feeding
Gavage
Gastrostomy/Button
J-Tubes
NG to Suction
Placement of Naso/Orogastric Tube

Gastrointestinal-care Of Child With:

Anal Fissure
Cleft Lip/Palate
Colostomy/Ileostomy
Gastroenteritis/Dehydration
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Failure to Thrive (FTT)
Pyloric Stenosis
GE Reflux
GI Bleeding
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Parasites
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
Surgical Abdomen

Renal General Skills

Renal-care Of Child With:

Renal Failure
Circumcision
Dialysis
Kidney Transplant
HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome)
Insertion/management of catheters
Pyelonephritis/UTI
Glomerulonephritis
Testicular Torsion
Wilm's Tumor

Orthopedic General Skills

Assessment of C/M/S
Casts/Splints
Traction
Use of Assistive Devices

Orthopedic-care Of Patient With:

Fractures
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Osteomyelitis
Club Foot
Assessment - Pain Level Using Age Appropriate Scales

Endocrine/metabolic General Skills

Knowledge of Lab work-Thyroid Studies
Blood Glucose Testing

Endocrine/metabolic-care Of Child With:

Adrenal Disorders
Cushing's Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Indwelling Insulin Pumps
Bili Bed
Pituitary Disorders
Thyroid Malfunction

Hematology/oncology-care Of Child With:

Anemia
Bone Marrow Transplant
Depressed Immune System
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Hemophilia
Hodgkin's Disease
Infectious Mononucleosis
Leukemia
Malignant Tumors
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spleen Trauma/Splenectomy
Solid Tumors

Infectious Diseases General Skills

Infectious Diseases-care Of Child With:

Fever
HIV/AIDS
Common Childhood Communicable Diseases
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
CRE
VRE
MRSA
C Difficile
Hepatitis
Kawasaki Disease
Lyme Disease

Medication Knowledge And Use Of

Calculation of Pediatric Doses
Eye/Ear Installations
Metered Dose Inhaler
Anticoagulants
Antiemetics
Anti Seizure Medication
Benzodiazepines
Bronchodilators
Corticosteroids
Chemotherapy
Digoxin
Diuretics
Growth Hormone
Inhaled Medications
Insulin
Narcotics/Opioid Analgesics ( IV/Oral/Injection)
Non-Opioid Analgesics
Procedural Sedation
Reversal Agents
Steroids ( IV/Oral/Inhaled)
Thyroid Medications

Miscellaneous

Normal Growth & Development
Recognize Signs of Abuse or Neglect
Immunization Schedule

Wound Management

Assessment-Skin for Impending Breakdown
1st Degree Burns
2nd Degree Burns
3rd Degree Burns
Pressure Sores
Staged Decubitus Ulcers
Stasis Ulcers
Sterile Dressing Changes
Surgical Wound Healing
Surgical Wounds with Drain(s)

Drains

Penrose
JP
Traumatic Wound Care
Use of Air Fluidized, Low Airloss Beds
Wound Care/Irrigations