Registered practical nurses (RPN's) play a major role in the medical field. What is not handled by a doctor is usually handled by an RPN. They care for patients with all forms of illness or injury. RPN's usually spend more time with patients than with a doctor, particularly when handling patients who are in critical condition when they are at the patient's bedside sometimes for their entire shift.
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Tasks
Provide assistance including medications, changing dressings, and bathing patients.
Monitor patients' progress and report changes.
Collect patient health information like blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.
Provide patients and families with health and safety information.