Quote from KateRN1
I'm not currently employed, although have been looking, so don't have a P&P manual to consult. From what I've managed to glean from the "rules" section, it seems that all the limits I'm accustomed to are in effect here as well.
Interesting that CNAs are considered licensed personnel. And thanks for the heads up about the address. I just did a search and discovered my home address there for all and sundry to find! Yikes! Any way to get that suppressed? I'm not terribly keen on having that listed as public information and searchable.
Thanks for the welcome. I grew up here and remember monsoon season very well. It's quite a shock for my family, though, who thought they were coming to the sunsine state!
i know for me as a LPN, some of the things i cannot do are initiate or titrate critical drips (such as insulin, levophed, dopamine, etc...) only resume and monitor after the RN checks it, cannot draw blood from a CVC or access an infusaport, cannot do an admission physical (only ongoing assessment and history), cannot push most IV meds except in an emergency, cannot initiate a blood transfusion (can witness and monitor) and cannot be charge nurse (really sad about this one, lol) or follow the assignment of another LPN. it's really not so bad here, actually.... the limitations in other places are much greater.
CNA's are still considered UAPs, i think florida just uses licensure instead of certification so everyone's name is in the database and available to the public and employers, and that way they can track the CEU's/CME's... everyone, regardless of what you do here, has to have them.
as far as getting your address off the database, maybe temporarily put your practice location as where you were previously working? it's better than having your home address out there on the web. part of me wishes the state didnt do that, it's really not necessary. i dont want some yahoo knowing where i live... and actually, if someone really wanted to get me, they could just find where i work too.
what part of FL are you in?