If I remember correctly, at my last job an LPN was the Restorative Nurse "Coordinator." She assessed all new Rest Nsg residents, charted, sat in on care conference, etc. We also had a Dementia Unit, and an LPN was the manager of that unit, as well. I think as long as there's an RN to handle orders, and to "oversee" things, then it's okay.
Hope this helped a little!
Mar 8, '04
(b) If specialized nursing services are provided, they shall be governed by Chapter 109 (relating to nursing services) and by the following provisions:
(1) Restorative nursing services shall be under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse qualified by training and experience in rehabilitation and restorative nursing.
In Pa you can have an LPN as the restorative program co-ordinator or whatever as long as you have an RN DON or ADON to sign off on the program....You have to have an RN sign off on your MDS- so restorative programs and goals are evaluated then,too
Mar 15, '09
I'm just starting as a Restorative Nurse can anyone help me to be a good Restorative Nurse.