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PACU RN

PACU RN

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Self-Assessment Rating Scale:

    No Experience
    Theory or observation only during the past 12 months

    Limited Experience
    Performed less than 12 times within the past 12 months and may need a review

    Experienced
    Performed at least once per month within the past 12 months and may need minimal assistance

    Highly Skilled
    Performed on at least a weekly basis over the past 12 months; proficient
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Doppler
    Assessment - Pulses/circulation
    Assist with arterial line insertion
    Assist with central line insertion
    Care of patient - Aneurysm
    Care of patient - Hypertension
    Care of patient - Hypotension
    Care of patient - Post cardiac cath
    Care of patient - Post cardiac surgery
    Care of patient - Thrombophlebitis
    Monitoring - A-line (radial)
    Monitoring - Arrhythmia interpretation
    Monitoring - Cardiac output
    Monitoring - CVP
    Pacemaker - External
    Pacemaker - Permanent
    Perform - Controlled cardioversion
    Perform - CVP line removal
    Perform - Set up CVP line
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Breath sounds
    Assessment - Rate and work of breathing
    Assist with extubation
    Assist with intubation
    Assist with removal of chest tube
    Assist with setup/insertion of chest tube
    Care of patient - Aspiration
    Care of patient - Fresh tracheostomy
    Care of patient - Laryngospasm
    Care of patient - On ventilator
    Chest tube - Use of Pleurevac or Thoraclex
    Chest tube - Use of water seal drainage system
    Establishing an airway
    Oxygen therapy and medication delivery via bag and mask
    Oxygen therapy and medication delivery via face mask
    Oxygen therapy and medication delivery via nasal canula
    Oxygen therapy and medication delivery via tent
    Oxygen therapy and medication delivery via trach collar
    Pulse oximetry
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Level of consciousness
    Equipment - Hyper/hypothermia blanket
    Monitoring - Intracranial pressure
    Monitoring - Seizure precautions
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Abdominal/bowel sounds
    Care of patient - Colostomy
    Medications - Antiemetics
    Perform - Gomco/Emerson suction
    Perform - Placement of NG tube
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Fluid and electrolyte balance
    Assessment - Fluid status
    Care of patient - Supra-pubic catheter
    Perform - Insert and care for Foley
    Perform - Insert and care for straight catheter
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Care of patient - Hypothermia
    Care of patient - Shock, anaphylactic
    Third row
    Fourth row
    Fifth row
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Circulation checks
    Assessment - Skin
    Care of patient - Cast
    Care of patient - Total hip replacement
    Care of patient - Total knee replacement
    Equipment - Continuous passive motion (CPM)
    Equipment - Support Device - Traction
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Assessment - Pain level/tolerance
    Assist with delivery of anesthesia - Anesthesia toxicity
    Assist with delivery of anesthesia - Documentation of anesthesia
    Care of patient - Epidural anesthesia/analgesia
    Care of patient - Narcotic analgesia
    Care of patient - Patient controlled analgesia (PCA)
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Airway Management - Nasal airway placement
    Airway Management - Nasal airway/suctioning
    Airway Management - Oral airway placement
    Airway Management - Oropharyngeal/suctioning
    Airway Management - Tracheostomy/suctioning
    Interpret - Arterial blood gases
    Perform - Draw arterial blood gas - Arterial line
    Perform - Medication delivery - Aerosol setup mask
    Perform - Nasal/oral airway removal
  • No ExperienceLimited ExperienceExperiencedHighly Skilled
    Fracture table - Jackson table
    Fracture table - Rush table/Skyton table