Multivitamin infusions

  1. Fellow nurses,
    I interviewed at a holistic medical treatment facility in California which patients come in on a routine basis to receive vitamins by IV.
    They had an LVN who was unreliable with her attendances, but have not found a back up.
    medical assistants have been starting, infusing, and disconnecting the IV.
    My understanding is that MA's cannot give medications by IV, and I believe this also applies to "natural" preparations and vitamins also.
    I strongly feel that an LVN should be there to prep, administer, record, and DC.
    Isn't it illegal otherwise?
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  3. by   morte
    under the direction of a MD, covers it, probably.

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