I am DON in a LTC facility where we have never administered TPN as most of our staff are LPN's and I was always told it is out of the scope of practice for LPN's to administer TPN. We have a new administrator that is sure I am wrong, but I have had difficulty actually finding the scope of practice for LPN's in Illinois.
Can anyone help? The LPN's we have are not IV certified.
thanks in advance.
Nov 11, '05
I don't know about the regs in Illinois, but realistically and logically, how can you expect anyone who isn't even IV certified to be able to hang and monitor for side effects from TPN? Only one SNF around here does is because the Medicare reimbursement is so low.