Lvn or treatment nurse?

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    I applied for a lvn position but was asked if I was interested in the lvn or treatment nurse position. I know a treatment nurse treat patients with skin and wound care but I was told that they are basically the same. Is that true? If I decide to take Treatment nurse position, would that be the same experience as an lvn if I do wanted a lvn position in the furture?
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    Meaning do you want to take a hall, or do you want to drift around the places doing treatments all day? I've never, ever had a treatment nurse- even so, I wouldn't care to have one. I wouldn't trust that the stuff was being done, UNLESS the treatment nurse was solely responsible for obtaining orders, skin checks, wound flow sheets, charting -meaning, the unit nurse would not be accountable for untreated wounds, wounds that worsen, etc. Aside from that it seems rather dull after a while, for me anyway, unless you're a regional wound center or something fun. And during cutbacks, you'd prolly be the first one the get the proverbial...AX. I've heard of places hirng treatment nurses just before a survey to clean stuff up.
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    We have treatment nurses at our facility I love it I have 30 patients & honestly between passin meds & charting I can't imagine have the time to do treatments...I guess it's all in what u wanna do tho
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    What sort of facility is this? I love doing wound care and treatments so I wouldn't mind that one, but if you don't you might get bored.


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