What precautions do you take with a patient in poor health?
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"I take the time to get to know my patients and see how I can help them. The more I know about the patient and their health history, the better I can care for them while they are under my care."
Poor health can range from a patient with diabetes to a patient that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. Let the interviewer know that you gear your interactions and care based on the health of your patients. Walk the interviewer through a list of questions you routinely ask your patients.
"I've been told that because I am not afraid to bounce off ideas with my coworkers when I have a difficult case has earned their trust."
Showing confidence, competence, and clear communication are a few ways you can gain your co-workers trust and respect. Tell the interviewer about a time that you gained the respect of your coworkers and what the outcome was.
Licensed practical nurses provide basic nursing care to patients in various healthcare facilities. They may work in small or large hospitals, privately run clinic, public health settings or within the community. In all settings, licensed practical nurses or LPNs work under the direction of physicians and RNs or registered nurses. Licensed Practical nurses interview patients and record their information, help doctors and RNs to plan and manage patient care, administer injections, monitor patient's health conditions and verify patients' charts are updated regularly. Some LPNs also provide health care services to patients in their homes.
To become a licensed practical nurse, you must complete a diploma or certificate program or a degree from a state recognized and accredited institution. The higher the qualification you complete, the higher your starting salary will be. In addition to obtaining a diploma or degree, all nurses are required to take the NCLEX and any other certification exam for the state they want to work in. Necessary work experience can be obtained by doing an internship, volunteering with a charity organization and shadowing an experienced nurse on the job. You must genuinely care about helping sick people if you wish to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse.
At the interview for a licensed practical nurse role, your interviewer will ask you various questions to determine whether or not you are a good fit for their organization. Be prepared to tell the interviewer about your work experience, tasks you've performed, what you like about the job and what characteristics you have that makes you an exceptional LPN.