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How many LPNs IV cert.

Just wondering how many other schools besides mine (Northwest state) have to have their LPNS IV cert. Do you think we'll get to use this skill in LTC?

jhauserlpn:balloons:

I am from NY and in nursing school they didnt even teach you how to draw blood.....more less how to do IV's..they claim it is on the job training. Luckily I started out at a Trauma 1 county hospital and got to float for 2 weeks with the IV team.

The Lpn program I graduated from didn't teaching anything on IVs or blood draws. I went to this continuing education company for nurses and took a class to get IV Certified. When I worked in the NH, I only had 1 IV medication in like 4 months time.

HisTreasure, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

My LPN school did not certify us either. I am IV certified and I have phlebotomy training because my first employer offered the course and there were preceptors there to sign off on my successful sticks and starts. I actually used my training rather frequently at my old job which was subacute LTC, but I doubt I will use my skills at all at my new position. :crying2: I am a full time student working on a dual bachelor program and I have three and a half children at home so this laid back environment is exactly where I need to be right now.

Hairstylingnurse

Specializes in Med-surg > LTC > HH >.

We were IV certified in LPN school and practiced one afternoon on a dummy arm. I never got to do an actual IV on an human. When I start a new job, I show them my certification, but tell them I would be more comfortable doing several IV's on real pts. with supervision before I'm expected to do them alone. So as you can guess haven't got to do one yet. I would love to do IV's, but don't think we should be certified until we do at least 1-2 with supervision.

HisTreasure, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 10 years experience.

We were IV certified in LPN school and practiced one afternoon on a dummy arm. I never got to do an actual IV on an human. When I start a new job, I show them my certification, but tell them I would be more comfortable doing several IV's on real pts. with supervision before I'm expected to do them alone. So as you can guess haven't got to do one yet. I would love to do IV's, but don't think we should be certified until we do at least 1-2 with supervision.

I had to have three successful supervised starts and stops and three successful supervised blood draws. I love phlebotomy! IVs are ok...

katfishLPN

Specializes in ub-Acute/LTC, Home Health, L&D, Peds.

My LTC facility paid for all the nurse's (RN and LPN)to become certified. And yes I have used it a lot in LTC and in home health!!

katfishLPN

Specializes in ub-Acute/LTC, Home Health, L&D, Peds.

My LPN school did not certify us either. I am IV certified and I have phlebotomy training because my first employer offered the course and there were preceptors there to sign off on my successful sticks and starts. I actually used my training rather frequently at my old job which was subacute LTC, but I doubt I will use my skills at all at my new position. :crying2: I am a full time student working on a dual bachelor program and I have three and a half children at home so this laid back environment is exactly where I need to be right now.

I must ask though off the subject... three and a half kids??? How is this possible? ;)

I must ask though off the subject... three and a half kids??? How is this possible? ;)

I was thinking the same thing LOL!

three and half children three real children and a dog--- :)

jhauserlpn:balloons:

for my IV cert--- I had to do a rotation in OR from 7am till 12pm starting and stopping IV's all day long--- plus we got to take a lot out and some people got to start them in clincals--- all supervised--in ohio by 2008 ALL LPNS must be IV cert- my school is one of the first to put it into the testing and sylibi---

Jhauserlpn:balloons:

my employer sends any lpn that wants to get certification almost all 3-11 lpns have now. 7-3 too much politics!!!! I start almost all IVs since on days most RNs are in offices don't come out on the floor unless forced. silly but true but Im in LTC could be the difference, but I like starting IVs it helps my residents get better or hydrated. Others LPNs on days will not get certified they say they are so busy(true!) that they wouldn't want one more job but I came from 3-11 just recently.

Thanks for the clarification..i thought you were expecting a fourth

on subject i don't know any lpns that are not certified...the schools are stepping up to the plate now but a lot have had post-grad opportunities with hospital or other work related training

i am IV certified in my current place of employment..... it was like a 3 hour class and i had to have 3 supervised IV sticks before i got the certificate... i work in a LTC/rehab facility which is part of a hospital.... as far as you using them in LTC... yes... you have to start IVs for the readiology department for the CTs, you have to start IVs if fluids or IV antibiotics are ordered, if you have a code then you best start some IVs (LOL) so yes, you will be starting lots of IVs...

When I was in school we were certified in I.V. Therapy. We had to have so many sticks and etc.... I was able to stick when I went to work but was clueless on how to hang meds. :uhoh21: I also did not have any experience inserting a foley. I think most of what I learned in LPN school was how to be a CNA. I learned more when I went to work in the first month than I did the whole time I was in school. BTW...I went to school in Louisiana.

Happy New Year- Sarah in Louisiana

Just wondering how many other schools besides mine (Northwest state) have to have their LPNS IV cert. Do you think we'll get to use this skill in LTC?

jhauserlpn:balloons:

IV certification was part of the curriculum at my school. I work in LTC/Rehab. On my floor, not even the RN's start IV's. We call to another floor when we need one started. I've been at this facility for 3 months and we have had to start just one IV in that time.

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