responsibility - page 2

Can anyone tell me if an LPN is put in the charge position over an RN, and something goes wrong, is the RN held responsible even though the LPN was in charge? This situation came up at work a couple... Read More

  1. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Thanks muchly for clearing my confusion!
  2. by   pickledpepperRN
    Some hospitals have LVN/LPNs forced to do the same work and assume the same responsibility as the RN without the RN pay. Unfair to patients and nurses.
    Short staffing forces this although the RN is legally responsible for assessments, care planning, evaluation, and (so far) IV medication. LVNs do feel the same ethical responsibility
  3. by   moonshadeau
    LPN's cannot delegate to RN's. Don't flame me, this may be ignorance on my part. I don't work with any LPN's. I believe though that if something happened while the LPN was in charge over a RN that the state BON would be questioning the RN on why xyz didn't occur, regardless if the RN was involved or not.

    Just my two cents.

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