My 226 bed acute care hospital has formed a committee as we are going to re-introduce LPN's on the med-surg floors. The committee is looking at how we are going to utilize the LPN's.
SO, would you please tell me--if you work in a hospital--what exactly your duties are and what you as an LPN are and aren't allowed to do. I realize that the LPN/LVN scope of practice varies by state, I am in Northeast Ohio.
I am specifically interested in Nurse- patient ratio for the LPN in your facility and any other infor mation you can provide will be helpful.
Personally, I am looking forward to working side by side with the LPN's and feel that it was a grave mistake that a lot of hospitals--especially in this area of the country-that they were phased out of the acute care setting.
Thank you for your help!
Dec 5, '01
I also a LVN in california i agree with very thing DAYANNIGHT said but i floated to rehab i was the only nurse no RN total 20 pts
Last edit by antralan on Dec 5, '01