Performs initial assessment and documents appropriately for the level of care appropriate to the patientâ€™s clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, age development level, and cultural and religious orientation in a timely manner.
Performs ICU standard level of care, completely and accurately including, but not limited to, physical (i.e., assessment for pain, skin breakdown, risk for falls), psychological (i.e., cognitive and communicative skills or development), social status and other patient needs.
Identifies and prioritizes the need for further assessment based on the patientâ€™s clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, desire for care, and response to any previous care.
Initiates discharge planning for each patient upon admission as appropriate.
Is able to calculate and titrate vasoactive drugs used in the ICU in response to changing patient condition.
Is able to care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation; i.e. assessment of effective ventilation, suctioning techniques, etc.
Is able to interpret cardiac arrhythmias and intervene appropriately, including alerting physician to significant changes.
Is able to perform ACLS interventions competently including external pacing, cardioversion and medication administration.