The only thing that I can't do is IV push meds (can saline and hep), hook up PCA's, or hang TPN and lipids. I can insert IV's with a nurse there (but they trust my ability and let me do it alone usually). I do caths and everything else alone, but refer back to my RN with anything. Also, I have to ask my RN on any PRN meds requested by the pt.
It's a wonderful learning experience. I take anywhere from 3-6 patients (depending on census). I also assist with procedures like the PCA so that I will know how to do it.
I also do all of the personal cares on my patients. We have a few CNAs but they are assigned their own patients and we provide primary care at our facility.
if you have any questions, feel free to pm me....