Quote from SmilingBluEyes
I DID read the entire article.
Maybe they meant the OP should have read the whole article?
Last edit by z's playa on May 3, '05
Quote from graduatenurse
according to a study
"supply, demand and use of licensed practical nurses
employers should examine how the work of licensed nurses could be allocated safely and reasonably, so that rns are not overwhelmed and lpns can practice to their full scope of practice. although lpns cannot directly substitute for rns, many tasks traditionally completed by rns can be accomplished by lpns, with appropriate training.
excuse me? i personally find this offensive. so what this is saying is that we lpns are low graded workers to reduce the burdens of rns? at my workplace, lpns have exactly same number of patients as rn's, we do exactly the same work as rns. the only thing that lpns cannot do is start an iv, but here in my state, even a patient care aides (cnas) can start an iv if they were trained so its nothing special previliges that rns have. i guess lpns are like what arnold schwarzennegger stated as " a set dressing" huh? how nice
i don't get what you are so offended about either. i think they are saying that we should start utilizing lvn's for the valuable resource they are. lvn's are far more capable than some people seem to think and we need to recognize this. it's not about doing the rn's "grunt work" it's about promoting team work. at least that is what i got from it.
Last edit by JVanRN on May 4, '05