Jane Wallowitz, a 28-year-old female client, needs to be scheduled for a gynecologic examination and Papanicolaou (Pap test). The LPN/LVN reviews the electronic chart, noting that the client normally sees the nurse practitioner for such a visit. The client’s history reveals no previous history of immunosuppression, including HIV, exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES), or precancerous changes to the cervix. The LPN/LVN needs to provide instructions to the client before scheduling the appointment.

(Learning Objective7)

a. What specific tests should the LPN/LVN schedule the client along with the gynecologic examination?

b. What instructions must the nurse provide to the client in order to properly schedule the client?