Register Practical Nurse (RPN)

December 15, 2023

Staff Description

Registered practical nurse – Delivering compassionate nursing care:

Welcome to Essential Staff, we are pleased to introduce you to the role of the registered practical nurse, their services, and the care they provide. As a licensed practical nurse or registered practical nurse, a registered practical nurse plays an important role in delivering compassionate nursing care to patients. At Essential Staff, we hire a dedicated team of registered practical nurses who are committed to providing high-quality, personalized nursing care to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Who is a Registered Practical Nurse:

A registered practical nurse, also known as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Practical Nurse, is a healthcare professional who has completed a practical nursing program and is registered and licensed to practice nursing care, and plays an important role in the delivery of healthcare services. A registered practical nurse completes two years of college-level education to earn a diploma in practical nursing. In Canada, the term “Registered Practical Nurse” is used in the province of Ontario, while other provinces may use different titles such as Licensed Practical Nurse or Practical Nurse.

The registered practical nurse works under the supervision of a registered nurse or other healthcare professionals providing essential healthcare services and direct patient care. The registered practical nurse provides direct patient care in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, community health centers, and home care. A registered practical nurse is an important part of the healthcare team, contributing to the overall well-being and comfort of patients.

The registered practical nurse works as a direct link between a patient, their family, their doctors, and other providers. They maintain effective and clear communication among the healthcare team. They also help the patient’s family to understand basic or standard procedures and educate them about how best they can take care of their loved ones.

Nursing care by RPNs:

registered practical nurse is trained in a wide range of healthcare procedures, including medication administration, wound care, monitoring vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing support both emotionally and physically to patients. Our registered practical nurse is well-trained to provide compassionate nursing care to patients. With extensive expertise and knowledge, a practical nurse supports patients in different healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and home care.

Responsibilities of a registered practical nurse:

RPNs have a wide range of responsibilities that contribute to the well-being and providing nursing care to the patients. Some of the key roles include:

Patient care:

Our RPNs provide direct nursing care to patients, such as assess patient’s health condition, monitor vital signs, administer medication, and assist with daily living activities. They conduct assessment on patients to gather information about their past conditions, current health status, and healthcare needs. They also collaborate with other healthcare professionals to make a personalized care plan according to the client’s needs. RPNs strive to create a comfortable and nurturing environment for patients, promoting their physical and emotional well-being.

Medication administration:

RPNs job is to give required dosage of medicine to the patients on fixed time and note down any changes in patient’s condition due to that medicine. They administer the changes, effects of that medicine or also note down the side effects caused by that medicine (if any). They also educate family about the purpose, effects and possible side effects of medicine being administered on patient.

Patient and family support:

Our RPNs play an important role in patient and family cooperation and education. They provide necessary and valuable information to patients and family about the patient’s disease management, medication adherence, self-care techniques, and healthy lifestyle choices. In this way, they enable both patients and their families to actively participate in their healthcare and make informed decisions.

Record keeping:

Our RPNs make record for client’s condition, medication administered, and any changes in condition. These records serve as a vital resource for ongoing care, ensuring effective communication among the healthcare team. Proper documentation is essential for providing safe and high-quality care

Ethical practice:

Our Registered Practical Nurses adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical practice. They prioritize patient confidentiality, respect cultural beliefs and diversity, and promote patient rights and autonomy. They understand the importance of maintaining a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in their interactions with patients, ensuring that each individual feels heard, respected, and valued.

Contact us for healthcare services:

Please feel free to explore our website further to learn more about our nursing care services and how our Registered Practical Nurses can support you or your loved ones to better health and well-being. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs or give us a call at 647-749-8189. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, meaningful companionship, and a better quality of life for your loved ones.