in my ER i have LPNs asking me to sign for their discharge. They've done the dc they've done the teacing...... i usually sign but is this wrong?? I know the RN is responsible for teaching.
May 5, '04
As an LPN who works ER, I'd never work in a place that required me to have my dc charts co-signed. The only thing that an LPN should require be cosigned by an RN is triage. Medicare rules require triage be done by an RN. Pt teaching is quite within the scope of practice for an LPN.
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Last edit by mobileLPN on May 5, '04