Sherlyn Sandy, LPN, Licensed Practical Nurse with Genesis HealthCare

Get to know Licensed Practical Nurse, Sherlyn Sandy, who serves patients in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sherlyn is a licensed practical nurse who is affiliated with Genesis HealthCare in Baltimore, Maryland. Genesis HealthCare offers long-term care services, short-stay care, transitional care services, rehab services, and specialty services. As the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services from short-term to long-term and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services, Genesis focuses on the vitality of the person. 

Sherlyn specializes in geriatrics and transitional care. Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. Transitional care refers to the coordination and continuity of health care during a movement from one healthcare setting to either another or to home, called care transition, between health care practitioners and settings as their condition and care needs change during the course of a chronic or acute illness.

Sherlyn attributes her success to her grandmother who was a midwife. She also has several nurses in her family. Sherlyn earned her nursing degree from Sojourner-Douglas College in Baltimore, Maryland in 2011. 

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide routine care for the sick or injured. They work in conjunction with registered nurses (RNs) to adhere to a care plan for each patient. However, while most RNs work in hospitals, LPNs are generally hired in smaller settings, such as nursing homes, home health environments, and rehabilitation centers. LPNs are responsible for a range of patient care and administrative tasks, including: monitoring basic patient health such as vital signs and overall condition; changing dressings or inserting catheters; taking patient histories and maintaining documentation; assisting with tests or procedures; providing personal care, such as helping with bathing and toileting; as well as consulting with RNs on care plans. 

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