Psychiatric 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

Fall Risk Assessment
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.)
Administration of Blood/Blood Products
Insertion and Care of Straight & Foley Catheter
Tube Feeding
Standard Precautions
Isolation Precautions
Pain Management
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

Psychiatric & General Skills

Admission
Therapeutic Communication Skills
Neurological Assessment
Initial Treatment Plan
Initial Nursing Assessment & Care Plan
Nursing Diagnoses
Nursing Reassessment & Care Planning Update
Behavioristic charting
Treatment/Goal Oriented charting
Discharge Planning
Patient Teaching
Active Participation in Multi-Disciplinary Staffing
Group Therapy Leader
Multi-disciplinary Treatment Team Participation
Participation in Milieu Therapy
Assist Physician in Administration of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Suicide Risk Assessment
Suicide Precautions
Psychiatric Emergency Response Team
Rapid Tranquilization
Telephonic Crisis Intervention
Therapeutic Limit Setting

Restraints-application, Assessment & Reassessment Of

Seclusion
Management of Drug/Alcohol Detox Symptoms
Management of Assaultive Behavior
Involuntary/Voluntary Commitment
Crisis Prevention
Vital Signs
Knowledge of State Specific Regulations on Emergency

O2 Therapy & Medication Delivery Systems

Bag & Mask
External CPAP
Face Masks
Inhalers
Nasal Cannula
Portable O2 Tank
Oro-naso-pharynx Suctioning

Psychiatric -Care Of Patient With:

Alcohol/Drug Abuse
Alzheimer's/Dementia
Anxiety Disorder
Alcohol/Drug Dependency
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder
Eating Disorder
Schizophrenic Disorder
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Hallucinations
History of Sexual/Physical Abuse
Manic Behavior
Organic Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Violent Behavior
Seizure Disorder
Suicidal Behavior

Medications

Administration of Oral Psychotropic Medications
Antabuse
Anticonvulsants
Antidepressants
Antianxiety
Antihypertensive
Antipsychotics
Cholinesterase Inhibitors ( Aracept/Namenda)
Digoxin
Heparin
Insulin
Lithium
Methadone
Management of Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS)
Intramuscular
Oral
Rectal
Sub-q
Unit Dose
Z-Technique

Settings

Pediatric/Adolescent
Adult
Partial
Inpatient
Outpatient
Eating Disorder Clinic
Home Health
Locked Unit
Rehab Unit
Substance Abuse/Rehabilitation