Can you become a LVN w/ Hepatitis B! PLEASE HELP - page 2
by lily123 | 4,563 Views | 14 Comments
Hi everyone, thank you for reading my threat. I am currently taking my pre-reqs to become a LVN and the program starts APRIL. I've been tested positive for hepatitis B but i am very healthy. I was looking through the school... Read More
- 0Aug 23, '09 by NurseCubanitaRN2bQuote from lily123What about blood work? I was told that you have to do blood work also
For titers yes you will have blood work done, but not to check to see if you have hepatitis, HIV, Leukemia, etc. It's just to see if your immunizations are up to date. If not, then you will have to get shots. I understand your concerns, but try not to worry so much about it.
- 1Aug 28, '12 by JustBeachyNurse, LPNInformation from the CDC regarding Hepatitis: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Resourc...s/ABCTable.pdf
There is some helpful information in the beginning of this thread regarding sources of information to protect yourself and your patients and laws regarding discrimination (that pertain to those living/working in the US). Being an otherwise healthy individual who is positive for hepatitis B is very different from one who is ill with chronic HepB. Someone who is ill may not be able to physically perform the required duties of an active nursing student (due to endurance, fatigue, etc.)
You can also discuss your concerns with your treating physician/PCP or your local health department if you wish to ensure that you practice as safely as possible for both your own and your patient's health.