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This is a discussion on LTC facility, can an LPN adjust TPN? in LPN / LVN Corner, part of General Nursing ... I am in the great state of Florida. I am an LPN in a LTC facility. I have a new TPN pt. I work...by angelabLPN Aug 11, '12I 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
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- Aug 11, '12 by xoemmylouoxAnytime you have a question like this you need to ALWAYS call your BON.
- i dont see an 24/7 number unless I am blind
- Aug 11, '12 by katnurseswimsIf you need an IV certification in Florida and you don't have one, then don't do it. End of story. You are risking your license.
- Aug 11, '12 by DogWmnCall your BON right away - that's what they are there for. The scope of practice for LPN/LVN's is so varied from state to state the only way to get a reliable answer is from your BON.
- That's my question. Do I need to be IV certified to take it down? And as an LPN is adjusting allowed. No one seems to know the answer. I'm just confused.
- Aug 11, '12 by leslielpn09Definitely call BON.
- Can anyone help me find a number for the Florida BON that is answering on the weekend. I've been searching.
- Aug 11, '12 by MombearNurseI found this discussion... hope it helps. http://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/...ns-621609.html. I would still call your BON on Monday to clarify.
- Aug 11, '12 by Fiona59You've stated you are not permitted to touch IVs. End of discussion.
TPN usually goes in a central line, well you shouldn't be taking it down.