Working under the direction of doctors and nurses, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPNs) provide basic care to patients. Duties include assisting them with hygiene, monitoring their blood pressure, and keeping a record of the patient's health. Other duties include changing bandages, collecting fluids, and notifying doctors and nurses of changes in a patient's recovery. Experienced LPNs also monitor nursing aides and assistants. LPNs plan and manage patient care in nursing homes, doctor's offices, hospitals, or home care.
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