Question about LPN scope of nursingRegister Today!
- by WI_home_RN Feb 16, '11this should be such an easy question to answer but i just can't get to the bottom of it!! even the state hasn't called me back yet.
i work private duty nursing with a handful of rns and one lpn. our patient just had a port-a-cath placed and we're wondering if its legal for our lpn to administer his abx or is that a "big no?" would she need additional training in iv therapy and certification to be able to do this?
any advice appreciated and welcome!!
- Jul 3, '12 by happyclinicRNWhat we learned in school is that no LPNs can do any Iv care. That is strictly for an RN.
- Sep 23, '12 by WI-NurseBethWhat I learned in school was that RN must hang first dose and if properly trained LPN can hang after that unless your facility specifically trains you otherwise