Licensed Practical Nurses (also called vocational nurses) provide the most amount of direct patient care within the nursing category of healthcare. So what is the job description of LPN’s? LPNs provide a large portion of direct patient care. LPN’s don’t just work at hospital, they work at outpatient facilities, clinics and home care. Here are some of the work duties of an LPN.

  • Take vital signs
  • Monitor patients and report changes
  • Prepare and administer injections and enemas
  • Watching catheters
  • Treat bedsores
  • Apply dressings and bandages
  • Collect samples for testing
  • Monitor food and liquid input/output
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