LPN's in OB - page 2

I am an LPN and have worked in labor and delivery at the same hospital for @ 6 years. Under our hospitals policies I function pretty much independently with an RN charge nurse on the floor (most of... Read More

  1. by   sunflrz321
    At St. Alexius in Hoffman Estates, IL they are just starting to phase out their techs and phase in LPN's on the postpartum unit. The LPN does tech level tasks and also does basic meds and possibly assessments for patients who have been there a couple days already. This frees up the RN to do admissions and discharges and to focus on the more complex and critical patients and situations. This is the first example of an LPN position in a medical hospital in my area. In Chicago (an hour away), most of the large teaching hospitals there do hire some LPN's on certain units.