ERIC Number: ED344021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
L.P.N. Update Program. A Program of Self-Study for Nurses.
Western Wisconsin Technical Coll., La Crosse.
This document contains materials for a 160-hour independent study course with 100 hours of clinical experience, designed to update the skills of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who had temporarily stopped practicing so that they can return to the work force. Following prefatory material on methodology, qualifications for admission, and the textbook to be used, a course description, a list of course objectives, and a skills inventory are provided. A test format is used to present the course materials themselves; they concern: legal, ethical, and regulatory issues; the LPN's role; communications; the nursing process; nursing diagnosis and care planning; guidelines for care planning; recording and reporting; symbols and abbreviations; drug administration; collection of physical data; nutrition; intravenous therapy; tube feeding; diagnostic tests; collecting specimens; catheterizations; acquired immune deficiency syndrome; environmental safety; tracheotomy; blood transfusion; patient teaching; and delegation. References are supplied for each topic covered. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Coll., La Crosse.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A