I have asked this questions but nobody seems to know the exact answer (some say yes other say no). I know LPNs need to have IV certification before they can do anything related to IV. But what about RNs? Do they also need IV certified or they can do all IVs fresh after they are licensed?
- Thanks, AC
Oct 18, '05
RNs can do all IVs right after licensure, they do not need additional certification.
Edited to add: RNs do need certification to administer chemotherapy to cancer patients, but that is not an IV certification so much as it is a chemo certification (if that makes sense).
Last edit by RN4NICU on Oct 18, '05