Originally posted by sharann
What states do you all work in? I wonder because in California (so far) LPN's/VN's(acute care) are not allowed to push IV meds or hang piggybacks or any med in an IV except for KCL and electrolyte dolutions etc. At our hospital the RN's ahve to cover most of the meds given as well as co-sign all assesments.
I'm really intereste in how it is with you all.
That would need to be answered by some who lives in your state, as has been said many times, "it depends on where you practice! I practice in Washington state, which allows LPNs to do IVP, and hang IVPB. Also in the state of Texas you are allowed to do anything your employer wishes to teach you.
I have worked Critical Care MICU, ICU. CCU and NICU. On at least three contracts in S. C. I worked ICU/CCU, because the RNs I worked with wanted me there. And because they did, the NM continued to renew my contract. There are MANY, MANY critical care LP/VNs out there, and have been for years. I started in NICU straight out of school in 1980, and the ones who taught me, had been there for years before