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LPNs Working on Acute Care Floors

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by Jenna Thornton Jenna Thornton (New) New Educator Nurse

Jenna Thornton specializes in Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

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Hello,

Do you hire LPNs onto acute care floors at your facility? If so, what is their role and what support is provided?

Thank you!

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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I did as a LPN.

 

First job was at a rehab that specializes in long term ventilator stay patients. Fulltime pulmonary nurse till I went to my other job.

 

Second job at a LTACH (long term acute care hospital) which is what I do now as a RN. My capacity as a LPN was I had my own patient load. These patients are sicker than sick. Multiple organ failure,  emergent dialysis,  sepsis, monitoring hemodynamics,  etc. Only thing I didnt do as a LPN was admissions and be the initiator of a blood transfusion.  After the initial connection I would be the one monitoring. 

 

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Mr.Lollercoastr is a CNA, LPN and specializes in LTC, Rehab..

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During my clinicals, there was an LPN working in the OB floor; however, she was only assigned clerical duties. At another hospital, there was an LPN working on the med-surg floor.

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meaganh22 has 1 years experience.

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I am an LVN working on a medsurg/tele floor. I do everything a bedside RN does except Initial assessments, start blood, and other very specific things my hospital doesn't want an LVN to do. I have 5-6 patients on my own. 

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Jenna Thornton specializes in Nursing Professional Development Specialist.

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On ‎01‎/‎23‎/‎2020 at 6:22 PM, Snatchedwig said:

I did as a LPN.

 

First job was at a rehab that specializes in long term ventilator stay patients. Fulltime pulmonary nurse till I went to my other job.

 

Second job at a LTACH (long term acute care hospital) which is what I do now as a RN. My capacity as a LPN was I had my own patient load. These patients are sicker than sick. Multiple organ failure,  emergent dialysis,  sepsis, monitoring hemodynamics,  etc. Only thing I didnt do as a LPN was admissions and be the initiator of a blood transfusion.  After the initial connection I would be the one monitoring. 

 

What type of support was provided to you when you entered your new role?

Hello All,

What type of support was provided to you when you entered your new role?

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