I'm in LPN school and i have to take my IV therapy cert. on weds. Well i keep getting different answers reguarding hanging IV antibiotics...so here's my question...
Can an LPN in the state of ohio HANG/INITIATE the FIRST bag of antibiotic?
Please don't say check with the BON, i have a print out i did read it, but one teacher says yes we can, another said no we can't initiate it, but we can maintain it; and the BON paper i have says that an lpn can initiate/maintain IV antibiotic additive...so now i'm really confused...any help would be much appreciated....i'm already stressed and this is just the end of the FIRST week of 2nd Quarter...lol
I am a LPN with IV cert, currently going through RN School, we were taught not to hang initial IV antibiotics, we can maintain, the subsequent bag may be hung by LPN. I have checked the OBN website, Chapter 17, Page 2, it clearly states what an LPN may iniate. only six elements. Dextrose, NS, LR, Sodium Chloride (0.45,0.2), sterile water. Good luck with this, I know how confusing it can be.
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