Home Care LPN: Cares for and gives daily preventive and rehabilitative nursing care and services to patients in their home, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Gives prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in home care settings. Takes and records patients' vital signs, and administers specified medication, orally or by injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts. Dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages. Requires LPN or LVN license. Assists in the implementation of a nursing care plan for patients in their home to help patients deal with their illness. Participates in the implementation of preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. Assembles and uses equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers. Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples. Sterilizes equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave. Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients. Records food and fluid intake and output. Bathes, dresses, and assists patient in walking and turning. Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patient's calls. Washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons. Serves as a liaison between the client and the private duty staff, and assesses the client's condition and the home environment. Provides health care instruction to patient and family members. Provides instruction to patients and their families on health care. Treats common ailments and dresses wounds. Observes and reports unusual or abnormal symptoms so that appropriate modifications may be made in the health care plan. May administer prescribed medicines or start intravenous fluids. [-] Less
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