Are you allowed to give IV push meds at clinicals? - page 4
I always understood the policy at our school to be "you can only give IV push meds with a licensed person" UM I learned today that you can only give IV push with the instructor! :uhoh3: I was... Read More
Sep 4, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 130; Likes: 13After we demonstrate competency, we can give any meds by ourselves. IV push meds are the only ones the instructor has to be with you, no matter how many times you've done it. Personally, I gave my first one last week and anticipate giving several tomorrow.
Sep 4, '07Occupation: RN staff Specialty: RN- Med/surg ; Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 732; Likes: 312After reading so much from student nurses, I feel so lucky to have gone to the school I did. We were allowed to do whatever our instructor felt comfortable with...as it was her liscence we were practicing under. After showing competency, we were allowed to do absolutely everything that RN's could do....with an RN in the room...or when it called for 2...then I did it with 2 RN's watching. We drew blood first semester, did CVP readings my first day on the hospital floor (second semester), and hung blood the third. I'd started over 20 IV's before graduation.
I'm not bragging...I was just shocked to see the differences in what was allowed. It nevre occured to me that students couldn't do things...we did everything but call the doctors and put in orders.
Sep 4, '07Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 306; Likes: 134We are allowed to push meds on the day we are assigned to give meds. There are eight in our group, and we rotate on a weekly basis who is giving meds. We started pushing IV meds our second semester. We are not allowed to administer any type of blood products, but other than that, we are checked off on all skills during our first semester! I did have a nurse at my clinical site this past summer who refused to let me push meds on her clients because she said she wasn't allowed to do it when she was in nursing school.
Sep 4, '07Occupation: CDU nurse Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 4,001; Likes: 542we can push meds with an RN present.