I'm an RN at a long term skilled pediatric facility. We get a good deal of patients with broviac lines. Some of the LPN's who are IV certified feel they are able to care for the broviac line. While I don't doubt their skill or knowledge I wonder if it is within the scope of practice for an LPN to put anything through a broviac, or even to change a broviac dressing. Any one have any feelings or information regarding this issue? Is it totally up to policy and procedure of the facility?
I see it as LPNs cannot do IV pushes (generally, correct?) for peripheral lines how in the world can they licensed to push on broviac lines?
I am not intending to insult the role of LPNs, I'm curious as to the the stance within their license.
Thank you to anyone who has information.