Here is LPN careers overview to help you decide if this is the right profession for you.
Licensed practical nurses gives direct care for the sick, injured, disabled or convalescent. They care for patients in hospitals, home health care services, nursing care facilities, physicians’ offices and other health care providers and agencies.
The LPN job responsibilities to mention a few are: taking of patients vital signs, perform first aid tasks such as cleaning the wounds, applying dressings and bandages, provide therapeutic massages to patients, provide therapeutic massages to patients and they also carefully monitor patients on catheters and oxygen supplies.
LPN job description usually increases as they become more proficient.
LPN’s has indeed helped much, considering how overworked registered nurses and nurse practitioners are. Because policies often vary from state to state, or in a particular hospital, it is difficult to exactly put a limitation to LPN’s job description.
If you are already an LPN you might be interested in the LPN to RN programs. It is an accredited degree program that enables LPN’s to complete course modules as essentials of nursing care: health safety, essentials of nursing care, and reproductive health. Which when completed will bring you closer to your transformation into an RN.
Entering the health care field, specifically the LPN careers, offers distinct advantages. First you can train in a year’s time, which can s[pell out earning and working sooner. Another advantage is the increased demand for LPNs and LVNs outside of hospitals which means more diverse career opportunities for LPN’s.