Presentation on theme: "Dharma Moren. What does a practical nurse do Provide basic personal care to patients, such as bathing, dressing wounds, treating bedsores. Administer."— Presentation transcript:
What does a practical nurse do Provide basic personal care to patients, such as bathing, dressing wounds, treating bedsores. Administer medication and observe and record reactions. Check blood pressure and vital signs, collect blood and urine samples Keep track of patient records. Assist Registered Nurses and Doctors
Required education To be a practical nurse one must have a high school diploma or GED. Complete a one or two year course at a vocational college or approved practical nursing program. Become registered in your province and complete the Canadian practical nurse registration examination. Useful courses to take in high school would be: Biology, Chemistry, English and Math.
Work Prospects Work prospects in this career are Fair. The unemployment of 1% is lower then the average. Employment rate and wage growth rate grew at an average rate. The hourly wages are $18.52 The outlook of this career will likely remain Fair. Retiring workers will contribute to job openings. Job seekers and job openings will likely match.
Facts about this career. The percentage of part time work is above average. The percent of self employed workers is below average. The percentage of women in this job is 95%.
Career trends The aging population trend effects this career because there is an increasing need for healthcare related jobs to care for the older generation. The technology trend also effects this career because, there is a lot more computer based patient record keeping, monitoring equipment etc… people will need experience with using this technology to be successful in this career. This career is in demand almost everywhere, because medical care needs to be accessible and close by to patients in all areas.
Employability Skills Take care of personal health: People working in the healthcare field of work should make sure to keep up good health. Be adaptable: Work independently or as part of a team. People working as a LPN may work solo or with other LPNs, registered nurses, Doctors, and Surgeons. Being able to cooperate and work with others as well as alone will be important in this job. Learn continuously: Be willing to continuously learn and grow, jobs in health care require one to continuously learn. New qualifications, and technology may require extra education.
Employability Skills Manage information: Be able to locate, observe, record and organize data using appropriate methods, tools, and technology. LPNs are required to do a lot of record keeping for their patients, so being able to efficiently keep track of data is very important. Communicate Clearly: being able to communicate clearly with patients, and other nurses or doctors is very important so that proper information is given. Work to agreed quality standards and specifications: It is very important in this job to make sure one follows these standards to make sure peoples medical needs are properly met and to decrease the risk of spreading sickness