Agency LPNs doing IV Push - page 3

What is the groups opinion on agency LPNs doing IV Push meds? I recently asked about hospital LPNs doing IV Push and had a variety of answers. If anyone does allow it...how do you measure competency?... Read More

  1. by   TJM2005
    i LIVE IN OHIO. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE NEW IF WE WERE ALOUD TO DO iV PUSH IN AN EMERGENCY, IF THERE WAS A PHYSICIAN IN WITH YOU GIVING YOU THE COMMAND
  2. by   GiantHeart21
    Does anyone know the rules for CA?
  3. by   originalred
    In Oklahoma the RN can "delegate" to the LPN tasks that the RN feels the LPN is compotent in. At our facility starting IVs has never been a question. They are checked off in orientation and if they are not comfortable, we send them to endoscopy to be checked off.
    After the first eval...if they are comfortable with their role...they are put in the LPN IV Push program. After completion they are allowed to do IV push and hang blood.
    For years the RN had to "SPIKE THE BAG" and then let the LPN monitor. It took us a while but finally convinced administration that if someone can monitor a pt recieving blood, they can probably spike it.
  4. by   luvmy2angels
    Quote from nurse-lou
    In Ohio, LPN's aren't allowed to give IV Push meds at all. In PA, I'm not sure what the "rules" are regarding this issue.
    In PA LPN's are not allowed to do IV push meds. We can start them if we are IV certified and hang some meds (no chemo or blood products), but we are not allowed to do IV push meds.
  5. by   KrisRNwannabe
    at my hospital we cannot do IVPs but, usually we will set them up to run as a secondary. unless it is pain meds, which the RNs will push. we also start IVs and hang IVBs. no blood for for the LPNs though. In my LPN school we were not allowed to do anything that related to IVs. I think it is stupid that we are not allowed to learn about them in school but excpected to do task related to them in the hospitals.
  6. by   Janlynn
    I'm in Illinois and can do IVP's--I do alot of them in the ED, the only things I'm not allowed to give IVP are cardiac drugs and consious sedation. We are also not allowed to hang blood.
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    In Texas LVN's can do IV pushes, but are limited in what they can and cannot push. Any hospital or LTC facility I have been employed with their policy allows us to do IV pushes... However, when I was a agency LVN I found that they wanted the RN on duty to push all the meds. Which is just fine by me .
  8. by   cherricka
    In NY,at my hospital that I worked at, LPN's started IV's after they were certified. They can flush IV with NS each shift, and hang IV meds. They can monitor blood after the first 15 minutes, after a RN did the initial start. They do not do IV pushes or change the medication for a PCA. Two RN's have to sign off on that.
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from KrisRNwannabe
    at my hospital we cannot do IVPs but, usually we will set them up to run as a secondary. unless it is pain meds, which the RNs will push. we also start IVs and hang IVBs. no blood for for the LPNs though. In my LPN school we were not allowed to do anything that related to IVs. I think it is stupid that we are not allowed to learn about them in school but excpected to do task related to them in the hospitals.
    Really? The hospital I just left, the LPN couldn't even do a saline flush. No starting iv's either. I thought that was all of Michigan.

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