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

by Born2BAnurse

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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... Read More


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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.


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    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:
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    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!!!
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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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