at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware, United States
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides professional nursing care to patients within patient care services on medical-surgical units. Professional nursing practices, requiring specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill are performed in accordance Bayhealth policies. After competency verification, the Licensed Practical Nurse may deliver patient care services to the adult, and geriatric populations. The care may include, but is not limited to, the following: obtaining and recording in the medical record: blood pressure, pulse, temperature and pulse oximetry, drawing blood, EKG, administration of oral medications, administration of maintenance fluids, administration of tube feedings, transporting patients, obtain urine and stool specimens, perform point of care testing, assist with procedures consistent with the scope of the employee’s position (i.e.. dressing changes, urinary catherization, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulating, transferring, feeding, observing, and reporting the general well-being of the person(s) to whom they are providing care).