I've been floating around allnurses.com for a few days now and think something's fascinating. When I went to school in 1978 we had a very cursory overview of a few things that since have become part of the RPN programme here in Ontario. We old girls have had to upgrade of course. But there is such variety in what the RPN/LPN/LVN's here do regularly.
Want to do a thread where we discuss our location and what tasks we are regularly assigned?
In rural Ontario I ... give meds (not IV), I can monitor and discontinue an IV but not flush the lock. Dressings but not packing. Insert and deal with urinary catheters, remove sutures and drains ... and of course personal care. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.