Licensed practical nurses perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Prepare patients for surgery by washing, shaving and sterilizing the patients' operative areas
B. Assist in surgery by laying out instruments, setting up equipment, assisting surgical teams with gowns and gloves and passing instruments to surgeons
C. Clean and sterilize the operating room and instruments.
D. Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
E. Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
F. Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
G. Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care