2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Practical Nursing II (8358/18 weeks, 280 hours)
NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Demonstrating Processes of Infection Prevention and Control
- Identify Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and guidelines.
- Demonstrate appropriate hand-hygiene techniques.
- Demonstrate how to clean instruments and supplies.
- Demonstrate isolation procedures to include personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations on disease processes.
- Demonstrate double-bagging technique.
- Demonstrate the handling and disposal of contaminated material.
- Demonstrate medical asepsis.
- Demonstrate surgical aseptic techniques.
Mastering Nursing Competencies/Skills in the Clinical Setting
- Demonstrate assessment procedures as outlined in the Board of Nursing Regulations in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Demonstrate measuring and recording intake and output in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Demonstrate alternate feeding methods and techniques in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Demonstrate appropriate body mechanics in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Explain procedures and law regarding use of mobility equipment in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Maintain a safe and controlled environment within laboratory and clinical environments.
- Identify prevention of, and appropriate response to, situations of domestic violence within laboratory and clinical environments.
- Perform procedures related to American Heart Association (AHA) first aid and emergency care in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Identify environmental safety precautions and procedures within laboratory and clinical environments.
- Demonstrate range of motion in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.
- Explain the admission, transfer, and discharge procedures of a clinical setting.
- Perform procedures related to personal hygiene and activities of daily living (ADL).
Understanding Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Applying Concepts Related to Wellness and Illness
- Explain physiological and psychosocial aspects of the illness and disease process.
- Demonstrate a head-to-toe assessment.
- Identify common diagnostic procedures.
- Identify common treatment modalities.
- Apply the nursing process as it relates to the surgical patient/client.
- Apply the nursing process to a client with neoplastic disease (cancer).
- Apply the nursing process to a client with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Understanding Principles of Growth and Development
- Identify global health influences on growth and development across the lifespan.
- Examine principles of growth and development across the lifespan.
- Summarize theories of growth and development across the lifespan.
- Describe the influences of heredity and environment on growth and development across the lifespan.
- Explain growth and development of the infant.
- Explain growth and development of the toddler.
- Explain growth and development of the preschooler.
- Explain growth and development of the school-aged child.
- Explain growth and development of the adolescent.
- Explain growth and development of the young adult.
- Explain growth and development of the middle adult.
- Explain growth and development of the older adult.
Understanding Concepts of Grief, Death, and Dying
- Describe the stages of death and dying.
- Identify the major fears of the dying client.
- Identify signs and symptoms of approaching death.
- Describe the grieving process.
- Identify a nurse's responsibilities associated with the death of a client.
- Apply the nursing process for a client with palliative care needs.
Introducing Concepts of Medication Administration
Describing the Opioid Crisis
Examining the Key Factors of Drug Addiction
- Examine the science of addiction.
- Explain prevention and early intervention strategies.
- Identify addiction and its behavioral elements, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
- Describe the treatment models of addiction therapy.
- Describe the medication management antidote used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.
Understanding Pain Management Protocols
- Explain the science of physiological and mental pain.
- Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.
- Describe pain treatment options available to various populations of patients.
- Describe the effects of opioid dependency on the human body systems.
- Explain the mechanism and physical effects of opioids on the human body.
- Explain the use of opioids in practice settings, the role of opioids in pain management, and risk factors associated with the use of the medication.
- Describe the withdrawal and tapering side effects of opioid use.
- Describe storage and disposal options for opioids.
- Explain community resources for education about opioid use.