CO LPN's please read and answer!

  1. Hi all--have a question. Is there any problem with a CO LPN transcribing orders, verbal/telephone/written? I know some states have this restriction, but I don't think Colorado does. I have a new DON and she said she thought we couldn't (she's from another state). Help me here! And also, can you tell me where I can find this 'officially'? THANKS!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Your best bet is to pick up a phone and talk to your board of nursing. They are the ones with the difinitive answer.

    bob
  4. by   donna decker
    i just moved from colorado and in my facility, i could do almost anything the RN does except do charge on the medicare unit. i transcribed physician orders both written, telephone and verbal. good luck.
  5. by   WashYaHands
    I think there is a PDF file of the Colorado Nurse Practice Act on www.dora.state.co.us. If not, you can obtain a copy of the Nurse Practice Act by contacting the Colorado State Board of Nursing, 1560 Broadway, Suite 880, Denver, CO 80202.

    Linda
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
  7. by   NurseKimberley
    OK I'm not totally stupid--I had a copy of the Nurse Practice Act in my hand when I posed the question. Have you all ever read that thing? It does not break down specific tasks into RN's do that, LPN's do this. I have been a CO LPN for 3.5 years, and I know what I have always done, I was just asking on the off-chance that my boss stumbled on a little rural hospital that has been doing things wrong! Thanks.

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