LPNs have the necessary competence to care for clients in a variety of settings. The independence of their practice is based on the needs of the client, the supports in the practice environment and their individual competence and capacity.
Competence in intravenous (IV) administration of medication may be achieved through completion of a core PN program after 2012, a post-graduate course or an employer-based education. We developed this practice guideline to help LPNs understand their accountabilities related to the administration of IV medication when their scope of employment enables this competency.
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