Published May 4, 2009
I am UK nurse trying to study for NCLEX.
I have my own experience between our equilivant nurses, RN and EN, however, I do not fully understand the US system differences in these roles.
Can LPN admit/assess new clients? Attend to IV/blood transfusions, give medicines etc?
The same question for LPN v nursing assistants....
Any helpful info welcome
Roles of LPN/LVN vary from state to state so I think for the purpose of NCLEX you need to think of them as taking stable patients. So any patient that requires initial teaching or assessment is done by RN
The role of LVN/LPN is different in a lot of ways, from our EN. As SD says it can depend on the state you are working in.
Here in NY LPN's cannot start a blood transfusion, or give IV meds. They cannot do initial assessment either.
Also over here, untrained staff (PCT) can do blood draws, ecg , but cant cannulate.... well, not where I work.
Get that book I told you about..it has a full chapter on who can do what/or not.
If anything else i,ll be happy to help.
Thanks Aggy, I shall plough:coollook: on!
You will get this down after some study. Just think in general terms because specifics do change from state to state. Good luck with your test.
Good luck with your test.
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