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 ml/hr for 1 hr, then it comes down at 6am. I understand this. My question is can an LPN who is not IV certified adjust and take down the TPN? Or does it have to be an RN?? I asked my ADON... we called the Pharmacy and they said LPNs can but I thought I was taught NO LPNS could do anything with TPN?? Who is right??
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 20, '12