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NP Skills NP Procedures NP Competencies

Dermatologic Dermatologic  Performs comprehensive
Wood’s light exam Abscess-Incision and Drainage health assessments
I & D simple abscess Bites (Cats, Dogs, Insects, etc)  Diagnoses diseases, disorders,
Steri-Strip Application Burns-Debridement injuries and conditions
Suture Insertion Digital Nerve Block  Prescribes pharmacotherapy
Suture Removal Fishhook Removal  Orders and or performs
Tick Removal Microscopy (e.g. wet mount) diagnostic investigations
PPD technique, and reading Nail Removal  Communicates with patients
Musculoskeletal Punch Biopsy and families diagnosis,
Clavicle Immobilization Ring Removal including outcomes and
Splinting & Taping Sebaceous Cyst Removal prognosis
Genitourinary Skin Biopsy/Lesion Removal  Listening skills
Pap Smear Collection Skin Closure-Dermabond  Communication skills: Verbal
Microscopy – urine and wet mount Skin Closure-Staples
and written communication
Vaginal pH Skin Closure-Sutures
 Health promotion and
HEENT Skin Tag Removal
prevention
Audiometry Testing Soft Tissue Aspiration
 Provide leadership
Eyelid Eversion Subungual Hematoma Excision
 Management of clinical care
Corneal Abrasion & Foreign Body Tick Removal
 Educator and role model
Removal Musculoskeletal
Eye Trauma Stabilization Arthrocentesis  Mentor and coach
Cerumen Impaction Removal Bone Marrow Aspiration/Biopsy  Interprofessional client-
Epistaxis Control Clavicle Immobilization centered care
Fluorescein stain of the eye Dislocation Reduction  Skills in communication,
Throat swab Extremity casting negotiation, coalition building,
Cardiovascular Ganglion Cyst change management and
Doppler Technique Aspiration/Injection conflict-resolution
ECG Lead Placement Joint Corticosteroid Injection  Flexibility: works well with
ECG Interpretation Lumbar Puncture people of differing ages,
Venipuncture Splinting (Fiberglass) backgrounds and personalities
Fingerstick Trigger Point Injection  Collaborative skills: willing to
Respiratory X-ray Interpretation-Bones work together as a team
Aerosol/Inhalation Administration Genitourinary and Breast  Time management skills
(Nebulizer) Bartholin Cyst Abscess: I & D  Organizational skills
Peak Flow Meter Breast Biopsy: Fine Needle  Culturally competent
X-ray Interpretation Chest* Aspiration  Life balance: A good work life
Cervical Cap balance
Fitting/Insertion/Removal
Cervical Lesions: Cryotherapy
Circumcision & Dorsal Penile
Nerve Block
Colposcopy/Cervical biopsy
Condyloma Acuminatum Removal
Diaphragm Fitting & Insertion
Endometrial Biopsy
Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertion
Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear
Paracervical Nerve Block
Pessary Insertion
Subdermal Contraceptive
Implant
Ultrasonagraphy
Vasectomy
Head: Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Mouth
Audiometry
Auricular Hematoma
Evacuation
Cerumen Impaction Removal
Corneal Abrasion
Epistaxis Control
Eye Irrigation
Eyebrow Laceration Repair
Eyelid Eversion
Foreign Body Removal : Ear or Nose
Foreign Body Removal: Eye
Frenotomy for Ankyloglossia
Lip Laceration Repair
Occipital Nerve Block
Tongue Laceration Repair
Tooth Avulsion and Fracture
Tympanometry
Cardiovascular
Arterial Puncture (ABG)
Blood Culture Specimen
Collection
Capillary Blood Collection (Finger Stick)
Doppler Technique
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation
Holter Monitor Application
Implantable Venous Catheter Access
Intravenous line insertion
PICC line insertion
Unna’s Boot Application
Venipuncture
Respiratory
Chest Tubes for Emergency
Transport
Intubation
Nebulizer Administration
Peak Flowmeter
Pulmonary Function Testing
Stab/Penetrating Wound
Stabilization
X-Ray Interpretation-Chest
Gastrointestinal
Abdominal Paracentesis
Anoscopy
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gastric Lavage
Inguinal Hernia Reduction
Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Insertion
PEG Tube Reinsertion
Thrombosed Hemorrhoid
Removal
X-Ray Interpretation-Abdominal**

*NP Skills Adopted from MOLLOY COLLEGE- DIVISION OF NURSING
**NP Procedures adopted from
Laustsen, G. (2013). What do nurse practitioners do? Analysis of a skills survey of nurse practitioners. Journal Of The American
Association Of Nurse Practitioners, 25(1), 32-41. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00750.x