My wife is a RN at a ltc facility and sometimes they will have her med tec when she does it is for a LPN, now I understand a LPN is never to be over or supervise a RN, so shouldn't the LPN be the med tec. My comes home and tells me how the lpn questions everything she does. I know as a RN even if you work as a med tec you are held to the level of RN, and where does the LPN come in to questioning the RN about treatment that was given? Thoughts please and I hope I hear from both LPN and RN.
What do you mean by "med tech"?As far as I know, one of the main and most important parts of a NURSE'S job is to give meds. Despite the fact that some states have permitted nonnurses to perform this task (an issue that many of us disagree with), this is one of the tasks that really deserves a certain degree of education to perform properly. A med NURSE, especially for LTC, really should be a well educated person and an RN is qualified. It requires skill, intelligence, organization and a continual flow of collaborative information between the med nurse and the care/treatment nurse to provide the most optimal care.While there may be nurses (LPN/RN) that "use" the opportunity to get over on someone, a certain amt of questioning is important and necessary.
Last edit by caroladybelle on Dec 31, '11