Mar 26, '13
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