I've found many topics helpful on here, but I'm looking for comprehensive info. I'm an RN with 4+ years experience ranging from CCU, PCU to med-Surg, tele, stroke. I had clinicals in home health as a student, but no work experience there. I am beginning a career as a HH IV infusion RN VERY soon.
I know as a BSN, RN I had training in school to start IV's, thus assuming this is included in my license. I also had training at my first hospital to change PICC dressings as needed.
I know at my second job the IV team started IV's, did PICC dressings as well as inserted PICCS and handled central line dressing changes.
My question is what training on my new HH IV infusion should I expect? Am I legally cleared to change central lines and PICC dressings based on having a BSN, or must they train me/have documentation of training? Is training in the office efficient or is there a specific certification from an outside source that must be obtained before performing this duty (like a seminar/ practicum from ANA) ?
And, on an offhand note, my malpractice insurance was made under that I am a med-surg RN, should I change the category to HH or IV infusion? Would it matter?