Licensed practical nurses work with doctors and other nurses to help with patient care. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may also be called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). These nurses may work in a variety of settings, and their duties may vary from state to state.
Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Tasks
Clean rooms, change linens, and sterilize equipment.
Review physician orders, lab results and care instructions with patients, answering questions and administering treatment.
Interview patients and monitor data like weight, blood pressure, and vital signs, documenting results on patient charts.
Answer patient calls and visits, and provide knowledge and guidance.