LPN IV Push - page 8

Good day one and all. Does your facility have a policy that limits the drugs that an LPN can give IV after attending an IV push class? I have polled several hospitals in our area and had a variety of... Read More

  1. by   Amyjosonata
    The prereqs are fine.
    It's the different type of education you get in a 2, 3, or 4 year RN program that makes the difference.
    In case you are not aware, the RN program requires the same hours per day, 5 days a week, with at least 3 days a week in clinical.
    The preparation, requirements of clinical experience and training are not the same.
    That is why you are granted a different status. SHE is a REGISTERED nurse,
    YOU are a LICSENCED Vocational nurse.
    The training and education are not comparable, no matter how hard you have worked. There are things in an RN's education you have never HEARD of. And it's not about who does what on the floor. It's about the rationale behind those actions. Lots of stuff that happens in a hospital takes place behind people's foreheads.
    Congrats to you on going forward with your education, you will soon understand the diference .

    Did I say we were the same? NO I didn't, did I say our education was the same no, I didn't. I asked not to be compared to a CNA and not for my work to be minimized. I understand there are far more things I will be taught in the RN program. In my college the RN students have the same clinical hours and class hours. That is neither here nor there. I wasn't comparing the two I was just asking not to be minimized. I would also like to say, that I know we will be taught more in that ONE YEAR LEFT after LPN school but we ARE taught critical thinking, it isn't ALL just bedside and no theory. I know it can't possibly be the same thing but we aren't robots who are taught skills and have no idea what is behind them.
  2. by   stargazer021
    I worked acute care for many years and LPN's in that facility could not do any IV push meds, hang blood, hang bulk IV's or hang IV meds (including abx's) I always thought it was a state regulation.