Licensed practical nurses
Nursing care is essential for patients in the healthcare system. Under the supervision of medical practitioners and registered nurses, provide care in hospitals, health centres or doctor’s offices and make a real difference in the lives of your patients.
Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses or other health team members. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, companies, private homes and community health centres.
Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.
- Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
- Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
- Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
- Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
- Monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy
- Monitor patients' progress, evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and consult with appropriate members of healthcare team
- Provide safety and health education to individuals and their families.
DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)
Health, assistance and nursing
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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:
- Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
- Grande région de Montréal