Is it within the scope of practice for L.P.N.s to do case management in long term care?
Jul 26, '02
To my knowledge, only RN's do this. And we will co sign their work. LPN's make assessments q day, which on the out side world of nursing, LPN's are not allowed to make assessments, which is a stupid thing. I know LPN's that can do this just as well as RN. While I did home care for years, the RN was responsible for making the assessments, and if the patient required more than 1 visit a week, I had to co sign their nursing progress notes. If the patient only had an order for one nursing visit a week, only a RN could make that visit. Tex