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Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed practical nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse, or a physician. They are responsible for many general duties of nursing such as administering prescribed drugs and medical treatments to patients, taking patients' vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration), dressing wounds, assisting in the preparation of medical examination and surgery, giving injections and enemas, and performing routine laboratory tests. LPNs help with therapeutic and rehabilitation sessions; they may also participate in the planning, practice, and evaluation of a patient's nursing care.