PRAC 6531 Week 1 Assignment 2

PRAC 6531: FNP Clinical Procedures Self-Assessment Form


Procedure Confident (Can complete independently) Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision) Beginning (Have performed with supervision or need supervision to feel confident) New (Have never performed or does not apply)
Cerumen Impaction Removal (irrigation and curette)   X    
Fluorescein Staining       X
Corneal Foreign Body Removal       X
Wood’s Light Examination   X    
Epistaxis management/nasal packing   X    
Remove Foreign Body (ear, eye, nose, soft tissue, other)     X  
EKG Lead Placement and Interpretation X      
Peak flow meter Measurements   X    
Pulmonary Function Tests   X    
Burn Treatment/dressing       X
Cryotherapy       X
Shave Biopsy       X
Punch Biopsy       X

– Simple Interrupted Sutures and Suture Removal

Staple Placement       X
Skin Adhesive Placement       X
Toenail Avulsion       X
Incision and Drainage       X
Subungual Hematoma Evacuation       X
Skin Tag Removal       X
Wart destruction/removal       X
Wound Care

Wound Debridement

X (WOUND CARE)      
Steri Strip Application X      
Tick Removal       X
KOH skin slide for fungus       X
Hemorrhoid, excision of thrombus       X
Local/Field Block for Anesthesia       X
Digital Block for Anesthesia       X
Trigger Point Injection       X
Joint Injection       X
Splinting       X
Basic microscopy (yeast, BV)       X
Contraceptive Placement (Long term)       X
IUD Placement and Removal       X


Summary of strengths:





Opportunities for growth:






Now, write three to four (3–4) possible goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Ensure that they follow the SMART Strategy, as described in the Learning Resources.






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Clinical Skills and Procedures Self-Assessment


Based on my self-assessment of clinical procedures, I can conclude some of my strengths entail placement and interpretation of EKG Lead, and Wound Care. Moreover, with supervision, I can conduct Cerumen Impaction Removal (especially irrigation and curette), Wood’s Light Examination, management of epistaxis, remove Foreign Body from ear, eye, nose, and soft tissue,measuring of peak flow meters, and  performing pulmonary function test (Oikarainen et al.,2018).


Growth opportunities:

As shown above, I have some strength that will allow me to perform clinical procedures on patients efficiently. However, I have some flaws that I need to work on to care for patients appropriately. Some of the opportunities for my growth include learning shave and punch biopsies, Fluorescein Staining, removal of Corneal Foreign Body, dressing burns, Cryotherapy, shave biopsy, punch biopsy, suturing,    staple placement, Skin Adhesive Placement, Toenail Avulsion, Incision and Drainage, Subungual Hematoma Evacuation, Skin Tag Removal, Wart destruction/removal,  Tick Removal, performing KOH skin slide for fungus,  Hemorrhoid, excision of thrombus, Local/Field Block for Anesthesia ,  Digital Block for Anesthesia, Trigger Point Injection, Joint Injection, Splinting, Basic microscopy (yeast, BV) , Contraceptive Placement (Long term),  and IUD Placement and Removal .


Goals and objectives

Some of my goal in this practicum that will help me make a smooth transition to FNP will include;

  • This practicum will give me chance to apply what I’ve learned in the classroom in real-world settings.
  • This practicum will also give me the opportunity to assess my competence to do clinical procedures on my own.
  • To learn more gain expertise in clinical procedures by the end of this year.
  • To allow me to learn from physicians having expertise in this field




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Boamah, S. (2018). Linking nurses’ clinical leadership to patient care quality: The role of transformational leadership and workplace empowerment. Canadian journal of nursing research, 50(1), 9-19.