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  1. bornfree7777

    Liability for an LPN working as a PCA

    What you said makes it a little more clear, I will have to make my employer aware of this, If they still want me to fill in under the condition that I have have to use my nursing skills if necessary. Where it gets muddy is that this is not a licensed home health agency it is just a home care agency which means they are not licensed to do any skilled care.
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    Liability for an LPN working as a PCA

    What I mean by risk is for instance if say an emergency happens requiring a nursing intervention. For instance someone is having angina and needs a couple of nitro, the family caregiver is not present. Client has a heart attack, It is then brought to court. Would I not be held liable for not intervening?
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    Liability for an LPN working as a PCA

    Do you think it is worth the risk?
  4. I am an LPN and am doing Supervisory Visits for PCAs in a home care agency. I am also considering filling in as a substitute as a PCA. My question is, what is my liability as an LPN if I choose to do this. Like for instance if an emergency arises and I have to use skills that are not in the PCA job description will this put my license on the line. Do you think it is a wise idea to work in a PCA role as an LPN? I have called LLR several times and sent the emails with no response. I looked on there web site for laws and policies and and did not come up with anything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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