The (LPN) shall provide all those services as based on the assessment of client needs and in accordance with company policies and procedures. Functions outside those assigned herein maybe on an emergency basis. The LPN performs all duties assigned to homemakers and home support workers as well as the following: More client assistance, mechanical lift transfers, administration of oral medications and s/c subcutaneous injections, enemas, non-sterile and sterile dressings, application of Ten's machine, application of slings, measures and records intake and output of fluids, chemastrips, tube feeds, etc.
The LPN can administer subcutaneous injections only if they have taken the pharmacology course and have been certified to do so. The LPN cannot take a verbal order from a doctor. The doctor must write the order. Physio/exercises ie. range of motion, post operative hip, etc. are included duties when ordered by a physician. Observation and teaching skills are also exercised daily.