Chapter Six: Clinical Skills Performance Checklist

This chapter reviews the clinical skills most likely to be required in the clinical performance portion of the certification examination, the Clinical Skills Test (CST). Content includes principles of safe practice, the steps needed to perform each skill, and exam alerts you need to recall when answering questions regarding nursing skills on the written examination (WE).

You observe principles of safe practice in providing both indirect and direct care during the CST.

Indirect Care: Represents performance that is a part of every skill; that is, handwashing, ensuring the resident’s privacy and ...

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