What is an LPN?

 

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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work with doctors and registered nurses to provide patients with basic nursing care. By working together as a critical element of the healthcare team, they provide routine care and perform basic procedures to assist patients. LPNs’ training involves studying the biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences to give them an overview of the patient scenarios they may encounter when working in a clinical environment. CSPN’s comprehensive training program ensures graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of an LPN include:

  • Giving medications
  • Taking a patient’s vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration)
  • Treating bed sores and other wounds
  • Preparing and giving injections, oral medications, and IV therapy
  • Applying bandages and dressings for wounds
  • Inserting catheters
  • Caring for tracheostomies
  • Helping patients with bathing and personal hygiene
  • Keeping patients comfortable and caring for their emotional needs

For more facts about Licensed Practical Nurses, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for additional information.


Interested in joining our LPN Program?

 

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