Quote from calgarylpn12
As an LPN who did my final placement in the ER at the FMC, you most definately can work there.
It is an advanced scope there over some units. You can do all you are trained for, as well as blood draws.
It is mainly in the minor emergency area, but it is fast paced, ever changing, and alot of fun.
I have read articles about LPN's in the ICU in Calgary - possibly Rockeyview. Not all of them employ LPN's though.Good Luck!
Awesome! Thanks so much! You sound like a wealth of knowledge as an LPN from Calgary with ER experience! I may just be PM-ing you with questions, so be prepared.
This is great! I like that Calgary uses LPNs full scope, and in acute care (as more than just bed pan pushers).
LPN diploma programs nowadays cover a large range of clinical skills and critical thinking/health assessment skills. In fact, with the exception of advanced skills, LPNs can do most clinical nursing skills, as you know. Also, many older LPNs have years of experience. It's nice to see these skills being utilized.
I have also heard that some employers will allow LPNs to do IV starts (peripheral). Is this true? Also, I always thought that IV push meds were restricted to RNs, but something tells me that at least one Health Region allows LPNs to admin. them. Is this Calgary? It's not critical (did I make an ER nursing joke? :wink2
, but it is a skill that I would like to have.
Thanks for all of the answers.