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For nurses out there, are LPNs getting more and more of the RN duties?

I know that LPNs are still not able to do medication unless under direct direction of an RN, and that is the same with medical devices, but want to see about the other things.

Asked By: mtwaites - 1/12/2010
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Not sure where you get your information from, but LPNs do pass medications independently, there are only a few exceptions, like IV pushes, TPN & lipids, chemotherapy agents, etc. And I'm not quite sure what you mean about medical devices... More
Answered By: Jill - 1/13/2010
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I think LPNs are losing tasks to CNAs, not "taking" tasks from RNs.
Answered By: Joanie - 1/14/2010
 
Where i am the PNs arewidening their scope of practice and we can do almost everything an RN can. They can pass meds independently, start IVs, and many procedures that used to be RN territory... More
Answered By: Lori - 1/14/2010
 
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