Question LPNs and IV push meds - page 2

is it common for LPNs to give a narcotic push through a central line? I guess I'm really wanting to know if thats legal if an LPN is not IV certified. Thanks... Read More

  1. by   sonja77
    i am an lvn in texas and took a one-day iv certification class in the hospital i work in. to complete the class i had to do correctly administer 5 ivp meds and have 5 successful iv starts under the supervision of an lvn/rn.

    i can now start ivs, administer ivp meds (except cardiac meds), and hang ivpb. i can't hang blood; i can only monitor blood admin. after the first 15 minutes. it doesn't matter if the access is a peripheral iv or a central line. i also draw blood off central lines for lab tests.
  2. by   Nurse`Chief~Chickie
    Quote from sonja77
    i am an lvn in texas
    i can now start ivs, administer ivp meds (except cardiac meds), and hang ivpb. i can't hang blood; i can only monitor blood admin. after the first 15 minutes. it doesn't matter if the access is a peripheral iv or a central line. i also draw blood off central lines for lab tests.

    that's the kind of thing that gets me. why are things so darn different btwn states! i can do everthing to administer, hang and monitor blood, except put the spike in the bag. that one task is the rns. go figure.
  3. by   Dalzac
    I know every state is different. I went thru a 3 week class of IV certification very early in my career. I also worked in CCU and ER for 30 yrs. I couldn't start blood but I could do all the rest. I was even certified to start IV's on in-dwelling central lines. I would have rathered the rn's do that one. If I was uncomfortable doing any thing concerning IV's I wouldn't do it. The hospital I worked allowed their certification. and then again I worked there for 30 yrs
  4. by   SOREFEETEMPTYSTOMACH
    I think it depends on the facility in which a gal is working. That was a big no-no where i used to work and just wasn't necessary. I think that they even had to be passed by an RN on sc injections. I remember nothing about IM's

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