Do LPN's have to give baths like CNA's do? - page 2

Just wondering if LPN's do some of the same things CNA's do... Read More

  1. by   adampricecna
    Well to become an LPN you do have to pass patient care skills (bathing, dressing, and changing pts.) LPN are trained to do this but most dont have to cause of CNAs but when CNAs arent available YES the LPN can do this.
  2. by   Tricia76
    Quote from adampricecna
    Well to become an LPN you do have to pass patient care skills (bathing, dressing, and changing pts.) LPN are trained to do this but most dont have to cause of CNAs but when CNAs arent available YES the LPN can do this.
    Ok thanks Adam
  3. by   CNA Fallout
    My sister in law is an RN and she still has to bed bath some of her patients, you cannot escape it.
  4. by   Tricia76
    Quote from CNA Fallout
    My sister in law is an RN and she still has to bed bath some of her patients, you cannot escape it.
    Ok Thanks LOL!
  5. by   cookderosa
    Quote from Tricia76
    Just wondering if LPN's do some of the same things CNA's do
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    I finished my clinicals yesterday and let me just suggest to try and hang in there. You can be a CNA in a number of settings, and once you start doing clinical work- it's really different. Doing anything with real (dependent) people makes it sooo much more meaningful. Really, you can make a difference even in clinicals. I made my resident soo happy to get a back rub, she loved it.

    So, my two cents is to stick it out- get the certificate THEN you can decide if/where/when you use it. You might like a patient tech job. The one I am applying for is in labor and delivery at the hospital. There are similar openings in oncology, ICU, and cardiac....so there are a lot of options that have nothing to do with nursing homes, the elderly, or incontinent care.
  6. by   Tricia76
    Quote from cookderosa
    >>


    I finished my clinicals yesterday and let me just suggest to try and hang in there. You can be a CNA in a number of settings, and once you start doing clinical work- it's really different. Doing anything with real (dependent) people makes it sooo much more meaningful. Really, you can make a difference even in clinicals. I made my resident soo happy to get a back rub, she loved it.

    So, my two cents is to stick it out- get the certificate THEN you can decide if/where/when you use it. You might like a patient tech job. The one I am applying for is in labor and delivery at the hospital. There are similar openings in oncology, ICU, and cardiac....so there are a lot of options that have nothing to do with nursing homes, the elderly, or incontinent care.
    I've decided to be a LPN and I know I will have to do those things and I am fine with it..I was just wondering the difference in each one.

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