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What are the duties and responsibilities of a practical nurse.

Modern healthcare has many important roles for licensed practical nurses (LPNs). They provide care for patients, monitor their health and assist registered nurses.



What do LPNs do every day?

In their daily duties LPNs will take vital signs of patients, including temperature, body weight, heart rate and blood pressure. They also record/track the patient's medical history, report any adverse reactions to diet or medication, and assist with basic.

What is the hourly wage for LPNs? According to data from 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, LPNs and Licensed Practical Nurses make an average of $47,050 ($22.62 an hour). LPNs who are in the top 10% make more than $62,000 annually ($29.80 per hour based on a 40 hour workweek).

What are the LPN skills?

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  • Care for post-surgical patients
  • Basic patient care (incl. taking temperature, pressure, catheterization, etc.)
  • Patient monitoring.
  • Administration of medications.
  • O2 treatment.
  • Skills in organization.
  • Teamwork.
  • Communication skills.

What can a LPN do for a patient?

Patient teaching is usually provided by registered nurses. This involves the assessment of readiness to learn, understanding concepts and evaluation of patients, which may lead to a modification in the care plan. LPNs can be a great support for patient education.