Hello, my fellow Alabama nurses.
Hey, I just got my copy of The Alabama Nurse.
I just read the main article talking about new amendments to the Nurse Practice Act that is going to allow LPNs with at least 1 year of IV therapy experience to be able to do IV pushes of certain meds. This is granted that there is a RN supervision in the facility. (Don't quote me, but I think I'm telling you right).
Yes!!!! This is a step forward. This will really give LPN some autonomy not having to depend on the RN to push certain medications. There was list of meds that they can and cannot push, but the two that stood out to me were the IV anti-nausea meds and IV analgesics were permitted. I don't know if this would be a widely accepted standard by most facilities, but it would help. Of course there are limitations and there are pros and cons to this. But if you have any info on this subject, please reply.