The Nursing Care Committee of SEIU-West is proud to recognize our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) for all the wonderful work they do.
LPNs and CCAs are a vital part of the
collaborative nursing team.
LPNs are responsible for a variety of hands on nursing care duties that vary depending on the area they work in. For example, an LPN working as a part of the endoscopy team will be screening for colon, bladder, and stomach cancer.
However, for an LPN in pediatrics, the daily duties likely include administering medications, taking vital signs, checking blood sugars, wound care, dressing changes and performing IV insertions. Full Scope LPNs are able to assess patients, admit them and provide all of their nursing care requirements.
For a CCA in Long-Term Care, daily duties are centered around the provision of personal care; everything from bathing, TLR, dressing and overall addressing all of a resident care needs, they strive to provide dignity to people in their final days or possibly assist someone to become independent enough to go home and live once again with their family. CCA’s are often the front line workers who are able to identify a change in the condition of a resident which requires attention. CCAs who work in homecare use their skills to allow people to remain safely in their homes as long as possible. In most of these cases, the residents come to regard their caregivers as friends.
Click on the link below to download a printable PDF of the SEIU-West Nursing Week Poster: