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Client-focused provision of service


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You are an LPN who is involved in discharge planning for your client. He is a 51 year old lawyer who is being discharged after a heart attack. What is your first step when developing the discharge plan?

A: Speak with your client's family to determine supports that are already in place.

That's not correct. The LPN's first step is to involve the client in identifying and prioritizing his own health goals and learning needs. The client's family may be involved later. See Indicator 2 in Professional Standard 3: Client-Focused Provision of Service.

B: Meet with the healthcare team to create the plan.

That's not correct. The LPN's first step is to involve the client in identifying and prioritizing his own health goals and learning needs. The health care team may be involved later. See Indicator 2 in Professional Standard 3: Client-Focused Provision of Service.

C: Refer to the employer's discharge planning policy.

That's not correct. While the LPN needs to consider employer policy, the first step is to involve the client in identifying and prioritizing his own health goals and learning needs. See Indicator 2 Professional Standard 3: Client-Focused Provision of Service.

D: Speak with your client to identify and prioritize his goals and needs.

Correct! The LPN's first step is to involve the client in identifying and prioritizing his own health goals and learning needs. See Indicator 2 in Professional Standard 3: Client-Focused Provision of Service.

The LPN provides nursing services and works with others in the best interest of clients. Please see Professional Standard 3: Client-Focused Provision of Service for more information.​​

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