Comparison Term Paper

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Comparison


Comparison

Why would anyone be in the healthcare field? First, there are different types of positions
available. Second, this is a very rewarding career for those who enjoy caring for others.
Although, most people think there are a lot of differences between certified nursing
assistants and licensed practical nurses, they share the same type of work, working
conditions and job outlook.

The nature of the work is very similar for the C.N.A. and L.P.N. A C.N.A. work includes
performing routine tasks under the supervision of nursing staff. They answer call bells,
deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat, dress, and bathe. Aides
also provide skin care to patients, take pulse, temperature, respiration, and blood
pressure and help patients get in and out of bed and walk. They also escort patients to
operating rooms, exam rooms, keep patient rooms neat, set up equipment, or store and move
supplies. Aides observe patient's physical, mental, and emotional condition and report any
change to the R.N. Likewise the L.P.N. provides basic bedside care. They take vital signs
such as temperature, blood pressure, restorations, and pulse. They also treat bedsores,
prepare and give injections and enemas, apply dressings, apply ice packs and insert
catheters. L.P.N.'s observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or
treatments to the R.N. or the doctor. They help patients with bathing, dressing, and
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