Confused if an LVN can proctor other LVN's on our trach team.
- 0Sep 6, '12 by annetteturnermakhoulI am a LVN Trach Nurse at my work. We have had a change of Respiratory Director. I came to the director to tell him about a new trach nurse that had started and addressed some concerns. The RT Director wants to make me a preceptor so that I can do skills validation on other trach nurses. Am I able to do skills evaluations for the other trach nurses? The RT Director is going to do a skills evaluation on me so that I will be able to do it for the other trach nurses. I'm confused because I thought that the RT Director would be the one to validate if a person is qualified to do trach nursing.
- 0Nov 27, '12 by roquenIf you can perform the skill, your institution can allow you to serve as the competency-trainer. If you're training RTs or RNs, for the sake of competency an LPN can serve that role for the institution. That role is not bound to delegatory-regulations, its simply a trainer-position.
Unless of course there is something in your states Practice Act that explicitly forbids it.