CA LVN allowed to set up TPN? - page 2
by theleaf 1,326 Views | 13 Comments
Hello, I'm an CA LVN and today have been offered a case position with a home health agency. From what I understand, my job will be to arrive at the client's house at 10pm and set up the TPN. I was informed that all I had to do... Read More
- 0May 3, '13 by theleafChecked both my basic nursing and med-surg nursing books, they both briefly (a few paragraphs) give an overview of what PN/TPN is. The basic nursing book gives no instruction on administering, as it does with other procedures such as inserting NG tube, checking tube placement, etc. Then again I wouldn't really expect it to be in a basic nursing book :/
- 0May 3, '13 by theleafThat's what I initially thought, however after meeting today with the RN in charge I was informed I was to be setting up and administering the TPN. After starting the infusion and assessing for a few minutes, I was to finish my documentation and leave the patient. I also had some apprehension because I would be hanging the TPN, but not monitoring for the entire infusion.