LPN...not good enough?? - page 9

So, I have been an LPN for the last 5 years and I love what I do. But one of my patients that I've had last week was an RN. Now I do not have anything against RN's at all, but she asked me if I was a... Read More

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    Quote from Franemtnurse
    When I went to school here in PA, I was taught that LPNs are only restricted from hanging blood, and can hang IVs
    Yes; I was IV PICC certified as an LPN in PA.

    They just broadened the scope of LPNs, RNs and NPs in PA; it is one the BON website.
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    Quote from SleeepyRN
    There REALLY needs to be standardization of these things. It shows the curriculum in schools is somewhat scattered. It wasn't til the last semester that we learned about hanging blood. Therefore the LPNs here would not have learned it while in school. We learned it in our critical care class which was the last semester. I think there was too much fluff crap in our first semester that the time could have been utilized better learning more things
    Sleepy it's standardized by the State BON and also facility specific; I worked where I could draw labs off a PICC line, no IV push; There were RNs who couldn't draw labs off a PICC; some places have IV push machines, hence LPNs could hang IV push meds; schooling gives you enough of the essential framework of skills and knowledge you need; it is up to the facility to spell out the tasky skills that is permitted.


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