Our hospice is looking into hiring an LPN -mostly to assist with taking call. Does anyone else do this? What are the limitations for an LPN in the hospice setting? If a patient has a PCA pump infusing subcutaneously, can the LPN initiate, or discontinue it? Are they allowed to titrate dosages since it is SubQ if they collaborate with the RN? For the ones that help take call, do the RN's take all the calls and delegate to the LPN? Does the LPN need to have constant contact with the RN?
Nov 18, '06
Sorry to hijack this thread, but Wildbriar, are you the same Erin who wrote a book about hospice nursing two years ago? If so, I just wanted to let you know I loved it! I've been seriously thinking of becoming a hospice nurse and your book was a factor in that, so...thank you!
Last edit by SkyeOwl on Nov 18, '06