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Central Nurse Orientation
Unit Guidelines for Skill Lab Attendance

Below are the general guidelines for attendance at the Central Nursing Orientation Skill Lab.

  1. Skill Lab A is REQUIRED for all staff (RN and AP in ALL clinical areas).
  2. Skill Labs B and C are only offered to RN/LPN and are NOT AVAILABLE to assistive personnel.
  3. These sessions are REQUIRED for units utilizing the equipment covered in labs B and C.

Skill Lab Schedule:

Skill Lab A Time

Safe Patient Handling

7:30AM - 8:00 AM (Lecture)

Safe Patient Handling Practice 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Safe Application of Restraints 9:00AM-10:00AM
Glucometers 10:00A-11A
Skill Lab B Time
  • PCA/O2

10:15AM-12:15PM (two 60 minute sessions)

Skill Lab C Time
  • Alaris
  • TPN
  • Central Line Dressing
  • Glucometers
  • Tubes & Drains/Kangaroo
  • Pumps/Enteric Tubes

1:00PM - 4:00PM

five (5) 35 minute sessions