Can Ohio LPNs give IV push medications if they have a current ACLS certification?
Quote from MCCHLPN
Also I have read OBN from top to bottom and yes it says LPN cannot give IV push medication but doesn't list if they are ACLS certified if they can or cannot.
OBoN doesn't recognize ACLS only IV therapy. I've only seen completing ACLS permit an RN in facilities to initiate standing order protocols in relation to ACLS never an LPN. OBoN is pretty specific that LPNs are not qualified to assess only collect data. One must have the authority to assess to initiate ACLS protocols whether a physician, RN, paramedic etc.
Since the authority to initiate IV, run specific fluids and monitor/maintain peripheral IV lines is specifically limited to OBoN authorized IV LPNs this would not extrapolate to LPNs who pass ACLS or permit a facility to allow an LPN without IV certification to work with IVs or any LPN to push emergency cardiac drugs via IV.
you can call or email OBoN to confirm either wat
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jun 24