Dec 29, '13 by nursemami4
I have worked both as an lpn and now an rn in home health. The roles are different. The oasis packet is for the rns to fill out on admits, recerts, post hospital. You will not have to do this as an lpn. You will follow the orders on the 485s for each patient and conduct weekly visits per ordered frequency. You will do vitals on every patient and some skills can include wound care, lab draws, Foley insert/care, and such. You will make sure pts are compliant with meds and tx. You can reiterate pt teaching. You will document you findings on nurses notes via paper or tablet. It is usually one page front back on paper not sure on electronic. Hope this helps as for as the lpn role. Oh and the rn will come out to do the recert at the end of each episode which Is 60 days. The rns roles are different and much more documentation. Best of luck.
Last edit by nursemami4 on Dec 29, '13