A situation for all that read this post.
An RN needs to be in the building to do admins/falls basically assessments at all times at the LTC facility. What if an RN were in the building but not as a supervisor and an experienced LPN is supervisor under the RNs license. The RN does not know that their license is on the line nor would they be compensated for it.
What are your thoughts? What would you do?
Thanks for your input.
The RN is not responsible for the LPNs work. It is a federal law that a RN is in the building for at least 8 hours a day ,7 days a week unless the facility has a waiver. It's an OBRA regulation. The DON cannot be counted when considering this. Whomever is signing the assessment is responsible for it. Both, RN and LPN can legally complete an admission or fall assessment.
In MI, LPNs use to be house supervisors but most nursing facilities are doing away with that to have more RNs in management positions.
Last edit by TiffanyRN!! on Mar 26, '13