Skills Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) near Bridgewater (NS)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.) in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Licensed practical nurses (NOC 32101).


  • Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing operative areas
  • Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
  • Assist in surgery by laying out instruments, setting up equipment, assisting surgical teams with gowns and gloves and passing instruments to surgeons
  • Take vital signs, apply aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensure infection control, monitore nutritional intake and conduct specimen collection
  • Clean and sterilize the operating room and instruments
  • Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
  • Monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy
  • Provide safety and health education to individuals and their families
  • Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
  • Monitor patients' progress, evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and consult with appropriate members of healthcare team

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Treating People/Animals
  • Serving Others
  • Tending to Daily Needs
  • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
Communication Help - Communication
  • Liaising and Networking
  • Teaching and Training
  • Interviewing
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment


Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Medicine
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