may differentiate in that they generally include more complex tasks, such as titrating or adjustinga dose of medication; administering blood or blood products; invasive procedures such as inserting a central venous catheter; or giving intravenous chemotherapy. Both roles care for people who are suffering from illnesses and injury, providing medical and functional assistance. Differences on the type of duties and level of responsibility. For example, the Lvn has a limited role in the nursing process which consists of four steps; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Lvn’s are limited in these role’s and cannot perform independently. The Rn will perform the initial physical assessment of the newly admitted patient. There is a difference also in the care plan. Implementation of the care plan includes performing daily care of the patient. Both roles can care for the patient. The Rn however would
determine what will benefit the patient such as walking three times per day and would include that as the patient’s intervention. The Rn would determine what would benefit the patient. The Lvn however would not be able to do this but can help walk the patient. Only Rns can develop the care plan and make changes. Lvns can only contribute suggestions. Care planning require critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information. These skills are not taught in the
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