Quote from nurse`chief~chickie
i hope that's a hypothetical ??? lpns cannot administer iv push meds with or without the certification!
it all depends on the state. i am an lpn-c (iv cert) in nebraska. i can and do give ivp meds, start iv's, give almost all iv meds there are with some limitations. i can not do a central line ivp---only periferal. i can do central if there is a contiuous running fluid going in that line though.
bofore anyone goes nuts over this one let me say that in nebraska the lpn-c gets more education spacific to iv meds than the rn's do.
oh ya, i should also point out that it depends on the facility you are working in, i work on the med surg floor at a hospital--i must have a rn on the floor at the time i give the meds. i also work in a home care setting and in a nh as a charge nurse, only nurse there from 10p to 7a, can't do iv anything in those situations.