LPNs in PA. What are there duties and limitations?

  1. I am in the process of being offered a travel position in a Hospital in PA near Allentown and was wodering about it.

    Jimmie
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Here is link to SBON web site and LPN licensure info. As a former LPN here, licensure is more restrictive than other states. IV therapy is very limited. LPN's are unable to routinely accept verbal orders etc.
    http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/04...chap21toc.html

    Allentown hospitals are fairly progessive and it is a nice area to live. Be sure to visit Dorney Park, amusement park. Philadelphia is only an hour away for sightseeing.
  4. by   Cara-Lin
    L.P.N.s may not hang blood but can do double checks on the info with an R.N. They can not give I.V. push but can use a BARD pump or any pump that infuses in a short amt. of time. They may not draw off A-lines. Anything else you want to know???? I live and work in Allentown 20 years and am glad to help.

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LPNs in PA.  What are there duties and limitations?