Hi all, I live in Indiana and my Mother called wanting to know who can legally give various injections from flu shots, tetanus, to PPD skin test injections. I fired off an email stating to the best of my Knowledge only RN's and in some cases LPNs. My mother works for a company that normally keeps a staff nurse on hand for job related injuries (factory related injuries), but they have been without a nurse for awhile (economy, downsizing, etc). So I am wondering did I tell her wrong? can MA's do any injections? I saw an earlier post about people using the title "Nurse" and doing injections at the behest of Dr's but not actually being Licensed nurses. And yes i told her to be safe always have a licensed nurse do injections.
4 quarters down, 4 to go for my ADN!
Aug 11, '09
Quote from smanion
You dont have to be TB certified to do TB tests...
"and in some cases LPNs"??? Where in the world is an LPN NOT allowed to give injections??
If the LPN does not have pharmacology certification they would not be able to give injections. I know most schools offer that right along with the training, but there was a time when they did not, so there may be a few out there that weren't certified, highly unlikely but never say never!
Last edit by Ruthiegal on Aug 11, '09
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