Patient Care Technician CheckList

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

Proficiency Scale:

1 = No Experience

2 = Need Training

3 = Able to perform with supervision

4 = Able to perform independently

OBTAINING AND RECORDING: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
BP, including Orthostatic 
Administering an Enema 
Applying Ted Hose 
Asssessing Respirations 
Assisting with Ambulation 
Assist with Dressing 
Colostomy Care 
Denture Care 
Incentive Spirometer 
Isolation Techniques 
Making an Unoccupied Bed 
Making an Occupied Bed 
Measuring Height 
Measuring Intake and Output 
Moving the Patient 
Mouth Care 
Perineal Care 
Placing Restraints 
Positioning the Patient 
Postmortem Care 
Range of Motion 
Sterile Technique 
Transferring the Client 
Universal Precautions 
Using a Mechanical Lift 
Recognizing Cardiac Arrest 
Activating Code Team 
Bringing Emergency Equipment to Room 
Providing Appropriate Code Support 
Report Abnormal Findings 
Bowel Function 
Bladder Function 
Placing and Removing Bed Pan 
Clamping Catheter 
Emptying Foley Bag 
Placing Condom Catheter 
Emptying and Replacing Ostomy Bag (Established Ostomy) 
Assessing Pulse Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Assessing Temperature Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Medication Administration Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Weighing the Client Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Sliding Scale 
Use of Electronic VS Equipment: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Automatic BP machine (Dynamap) 
Electronic Thermometer 
Applying Oximeter 
Administering Edemas: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Tap Water 
Nutrition: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Return Flow 
Estimating Intake 
Setting up for Meals 
Feeding Patients 
Aspiration Precautions 
Counting Calories 
Fluid Restriction 
Specimens: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Collecting Stool 
Collecting Sputum 
Labeling Specimens and Preparing for Transport 
Collecting Urine: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Clean catch 
24 hour 
Hygiene/Skin: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Risk Factors for Skin Breakdown 
Observing Pressure Points for Redness or Breakdown 
Bathing/Daisy Hygiene: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Bathing (Shower/Tub/Arjo) 
Oral Care, including Patients who are NPO, Comatose 
Pen Care 
Foot Care for Patients with Impaired Circulation or Sensation 
Incontinence Care 
Shaving and Precautions 
Reducing Pressure and Friction 
Use of Pressure and Friction Reduction Services: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Special Beds/Mattresses 
Heels and Elbow Protection 
Foot Cradles 
Use of Shower Chair 
Use of Bath/Shower Boat 
Infection Control: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Reverse Isolation 
Body Substance Isolation 
TB Precautions 
MRSA Precautions 
Hand washing 
Infectious/Hazardous Waste Disposal 
Supply/Equipment Disposal 
Use of Disposable Thermometer 
Use of CPR Mask/Bag 
Proper Use of Specific Barrier, Methods: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Safety and Activity: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Determining Patient ID 
Identifying Safety Hazards 
Determining Need for Additional Help 
Assessing Safety and ADL Needs 
Recognizing Abuse: Substance, Physical, Emotional etc 
Maintaining clean, orderly work area 
Disposing of Sharps 
Handling hazardous materials 
Proper body mechanics 
ROM Exercises 
Transferring to bed, WC, Commode etc 
Turning and positioning 
Patient Safety Module 
Reporting Broken Equipment 
Responding to Safety Hazards 
Use of HoyerLift (Dextra/Maxi) 
Bed Operation 
Use of Wheel Locks 
Use of Alarms: Bed, Patient, Unit 
Use of Call Light 
Documenting Use of Restraints 
Use of Transfer Belt 
Use of Gait Belt for Ambulation 
Use of Seizure Pads 
Application of Restraints: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Belt including seat belt 
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Newborn (birth to 30 days) 
Infant (31 days to 1 year) 
Toddler (ages 2-3 years) 
Preschooler (ages 4-5 years) 
Childhood (ages 6-12 years) 
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years) 
Young Adults (ages 22-39 years) 
Adults (ages 40-64 years) 
Older Adults (ages 65 -79 years) 
Elderly (ages 80+ years)