Any Lpn's Working In Er?? - page 4

hi i am two exams and one nclex away from becoming a lpn. at the local hospital in philadelphia they are hiring glpn right after graduation. has anyone come straight out of school and worked in the... Read More

  1. Visit  no er holds profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    If LPN's are so offensive to the exalted RN poster, why does he/she continue to visit our site and offer their "opinions"? I really hope I never encouter you in the workplace.

    Perhaps the moderator was addressing you?
    As an LVN/LPN I am not offended by comments from RNs. I think most LVN/LPNs would just like to see credit where credit is due. Our scope of practice is different, our pay is less (for the most part), and some facilities play with the scope of practice in order to meet their needs (not the scopes)...did that make sense? Anyway, I'm appreciative of all the advice received from RNs...yes, they have more education, get paid more, but next to the docs have the most responsibility.

    An LVN that graduated from the same program I went through said he couldn't sleep for three weeks after becoming an RN due to (what he felt at the time) overwhelming responsibility as a New Grad RN and this was on the same floor where he had been working for 2 years. He told me he was grateful for all his experience as an LVN and commented he didn't think he could have survived if he hadn't been an LVN first.

    More ER LVN stuff:

    My Director said we are doing away with the Fast Track portion in our ER due to remodeling and other issues (mainly, the docs complained about having to jump from ER to Fast Track so much during their shifts) so beginning in January all patients will be triaged to the main ER and the LVNs will decide what beds patients will go into (monitored vs non-monitored vs chair) since our techs have been putting minor stuff in monitored beds for the last year or so...she also said she may do away with the techs altogether since all our LVNs are IV Certified and have ACLS/PALS training (a requirement for ALL nursing staff at out hospital...we don't have pediatrics anymore due to lack of funding but we see alot of PEDS patients) which we would be nice for the LVNs but now our techs are scrambling to either finish their RN or become LVNs for the time being...comments anyone?
  2. Visit  tisha1098 profile page
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    I am not offended but give credit where credit is due.... how many times has an LPN/LVN saved your backside or another RN's backside. And as far as this being the RN poster this is listed under the LPN corner. Anyway, I depend on many RN's daily to privide things for my patient that I cannot provide myself. However I do become bothered when someone belittles us because we don't have as much education as they do. We LPN'S/LVN's work just as hard and most of the time harder to make our place in the medical field and we should be rewarded because of our accomplishments and expertise and not belittled because we don't have a degree.

    Quote from Fiona59
    If LPN's are so offensive to the exalted RN poster, why does he/she continue to visit our site and offer their "opinions"? I really hope I never encouter you in the workplace.

    Perhaps the moderator was addressing you?
  3. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Take a deep breath people.

    The poster I was referring to has had their posting removed from this threat. They were getting pretty offensive and the poster in question just plain seemed to enjoy spouting off.

    I've worked with great RN's and RN's I wouldnt' want near the hamster. A nursing qualification does not guarantee quality of care, skill, compassion, or intelligence, it just means that someone had the time and money to go further in school.

    A good nurse is one who works within her/his scope of practice with skill, care, compassion and is intelligent enough to get help when additional help is needed.

    Now chill out. We all Know that LPNs are the workhorses and backbones of most hospitals/facilities.
  4. Visit  no er holds profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Take a deep breath people.

    Now chill out. We all Know that LPNs are the workhorses and backbones of most hospitals/facilities.
    Amen!

    Any other LPN/LVNs working in the ER with interesting stories?

    I interviewed at a local hospital hoping to transition from ER to Med/Surg and they only wanted ER LVNs...I turned the job offer down because it paid less than what I am currently making and it didn't fit with my career goals. has anyone else out there tried to switch over from once specialty to another? What was that experience like? What did you learn from it? Would you go back?
  5. Visit  ER_RN07 profile page
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    I work in Virginia. The scope of practice for lpn's is very vauge, a lot of it is up to the facility. The company I work for owns most of the hospitals in this area. I'm proud to say that we are the first (and only so far) hospital where LPN's can push meds (at least hospital wide) I believe some of the facilities let LPN's push meds in "procedural areas" such as endoscopy. There are only about 10 meds we are allowed to push but that's fine with me. We had to take a little 2 hr class taught by the education dept of my hospital, then my Clinical Nurse Manager made us make drug cards then she went over them with us. Then after 3 pushes supervised by an RN we were allowed to go on our own.


    Quote from no er holds
    What state do ypu work in? That's great you got approval to push IV meds. That's a big DON'T according the nursing boards here in California. Just be careful and make sure you're not being set up. It's alot of responsibility. Hint: if you have to push Benadryl, take your time with it because patients will freak out (when it's pushed too fast) and start feeling as though they're going to lose consciousness (not pleasant) and they'll try to fight it and panic.

    Good luck! Let me know how it goes :hatparty:
  6. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from born2banurse
    hi i am two exams and one nclex away from becoming a lpn. at the local hospital in philadelphia they are hiring glpn right after graduation. has anyone come straight out of school and worked in the er. if so can you tell me your experiences? good and bad.
    hello, i'm from philadelphia, just graduated, and am a candidate for an er lpn position as well. i was a er tech, and i was excited to even be a candidate, plus i had an er rotation in school. the er is a learning ground for anyone who is up to the challenge, a place to sharpen critical thinking skills. that rotation allowed me to put 13 months for learning and rotation into practice, and gave me the confidence of being a nurse.

    i hope we get the jobs!!!
  7. Visit  Tashia profile page
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    Does anyone know if you can work in the ER immediately after you graduated as an LPN in Ontario? Or do you need to get any special certificates first?

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