LTC facility, can an LPN adjust TPN? - page 3

I am in the great state of Florida. I am an LPN in a LTC facility. I have a new TPN pt. I work 11p-7a. His orders are at 6p to run at 100ml/hr for 1 hr, then adjust to 180ml.hr for 10 hrs, then 100... Read More

  1. Visit  1southernbelle profile page
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    I wouldn't touch it.. Neither would I trust anyone else besides the BON, telling me what my NPA says I can do. Print out a copy of your state NPA and keep it in your work bag, familarize yourself with it, also write the BON number on it for quick reference. Your license (lively hood) is the one that would be at stake if something goes wrong.
  2. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    Where I live, no. PNs dont do much with the TPN
  3. Visit  anniv91106 profile page
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    When did TPN become a LTC issue? Thought that was an acute care or even ICU field.
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  4. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    If in doubt let someone else take the risk. Might seem like a simple thing but its a way to let someone else *notbenicetoyou* over later.
  5. Visit  needluck profile page
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    In the sate of PA, TPN is one of 4 things an LPN Cannot do, must be done by an RN..I would check with State Board of Nursing...
  6. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    Florida Board of Nursing
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C02
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
    Phone: (850) 245-4125 Fax: (850) 245-4172
    Website: Board Overview - Florida Board of Nursing - Board Overview
  7. Visit  angelabLPN profile page
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    thank you all for all your input! I appreciate it.
    herring_RN likes this.
  8. Visit  lisaannjamRN profile page
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    I know at the facility where I work in PA, there are TPN patients that are temporary rehab patients in the subacute rehab section. I am an RN now, but as an LPN student, I was taught LPN's were to have nothing to do with anything entering a central line. I know some LPNs at our facility were doing the TPN. I told them to call me or another RN to take care of it.
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