March 8, 2021 at 2:57 pm #1063
Apologies if this seems like a long message but I would like these questions to be answered please
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)—also referred to as Licensed Vocational Nurses in some states–are medical professionals that work closely with the infirm in a variety of health care settings. They provide full contact patient care under the supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) and/or physicians that oftentimes entails bedside care, taking vital signs, catheterizations, injections, and other supervised medical procedures within their scope of practice.
In addition to patient observation and assisting with routine personal care tasks, LPNs may also perform routine laboratory tests and administer specific intravenous therapy treatments, where not prohibited by applicable law. In some states, LPNs can even help deliver and care for newborns, as well as supervise Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs).
I was looking at the above text and I didn’t see any chapters on injections or catheterization in the course description I was wondering if the program covers catheterization, intramuscular, subcatenous and intradermal injections?
May I ask also what kinds of IVs are covered by this chapter?
Registered Nursing requires a large skillset consisting of information and experiential knowledge employed to assess, develop, and implement care plans to promote health. This often includes matters of disease prevention and coping with illness in that nurses observe patients to assess their condition by recording symptoms, reactions, and progress. This information then provides the basis for care planning and intervention. Registered Nurses are health educators and patient advocates.
I was looking at the above text and was wondering if I went from Physician Technician to Registered Nurse would I still cover LPN coursework that I may not have covered in the physician technician program such as catheterization, intramuscular,subcatenous,intradermal injections and IV therapy as well as Pharmacology and toxicology?
May I ask if additional IV therapy modules are covered in this chapter?
How often is the LPN program started?
How often is the physician technician to RN program started?
If I did the Physician Technician to RN program would I still be able to cover certain chapters LPNs may have covered in their coursework in the RN program?
Thank you for your assistance
March 14, 2021 at 7:16 pm #1126
We are not sure as to where you gleaned the above information you referenced concerning injections or catheterization; but, we can confirm that the program (Registered Nursing/RN) covers catheterization, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections. However, because there are didactic (hands-on) techniques that must be performed as well as demonstrated, this is done during the clinical externships in a clinical setting. There is also an option to perform these processes via our virtual simulation training for students who opt to complete clinicals virtually do to work scheduling restrictions or public health concerns. The LPN program only provides an introduction to these topics because it is an entry-level nursing program, whereas Registered Nursing is advanced.
To go from the Physician Technician to Registered Nursing–that option is primarily reserved for current LPNs who do have a degree of nursing experience, but do not meet the four-year minimum requirement. For example, a LPN with 2 years work experience is not eligible to apply directly to the RN program. They would, however, have the option of completing the Physician Technician and then bridging directly into the RN without obtaining the remaining 2 years work experience needed. This option is not available for non-LPNs.
No– the Physician Technician does not cover LPN coursework because it is assumed (and required) that you already be an LPN before applying. Therefore, it would not be necessary to cover LPN coursework in that program.
Again, catheterization, as well as intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal injections and IV therapy are covered in Registered Nursing. (Please note that many U.S. nursing programs no longer include Phlebotomy, but Erudite’s does). Nevertheless, both LPN AND RN cover Pharmacology. Yet RN goes into greater depths, of necessity, and also deals heavily with Toxicology because RNs can issue medication to patients and must ensure they are doing so safely.
General IV Therapy is covered. If you would like specialty certifications to allow you to focus on specific areas for your job, then you would take a specialization course or receive training from your employer.
Each of our nursing programs begins 4 times per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our next classes are Summer 2021, which begin July 5, 2021.
Each of our Allied Healthcare programs (i.e. Physician Technician) begins the first Saturday of each month.
No–you do not cover LPN courses via Physician Technician, as you are already required to be an LPN to apply. The Physician Technician to RN covers pre-requisite training and credentialing for LPNs only.
March 15, 2021 at 5:31 am #1152
Just in case you were wondering, that LPN text was extracted from the overview page on this Website, May I finally ask if the LPN and RN program cover casting and splinting as well as sterile dressing and wound care
Thank you for your time
March 17, 2021 at 8:21 pm #1226
Yes–wound care and sterile dressing are covered in LPN and RN and virtually all programs offered as it is considered essential to the field/profession. And yes, casting and splinting is given as an introduction.
Thank you for informing of the source of your information, we will double-check to ensure that information is updated as much as possible.
March 15, 2021 at 6:36 am #1156
And my final queries are do the RN and LPN programs cover
Emergency Medical technology
Thank you for your time once again
March 17, 2021 at 8:24 pm #1227
Yes–both LPN and RN cover all of the topics with the exception of Psychiatric Nursing. Only the RN covers this topic, not LPN.
March 15, 2021 at 6:45 pm #1162
I’m very sorry for the constant long queries but may I ask what each RN and LPN module entails,
Thank you for your assistance and I apologise for the inconvenience caused by all my replies
March 17, 2021 at 8:55 pm #1228
We do not understand the inquiry. Are you asking that we go over the full program curriculum contents in detail? If so, we will kindly direct you to the Program Catalogue which already contains these details to be reviewed at your convenience. You can request the Catalogue at the bottom of the page here: https://www.eruditenursing.education/
March 17, 2021 at 8:59 pm #1229
Additional curriculum information for RN is here: https://www.eruditenursing.education/registered-nurse/rn-program-curriculum/
Additional curriculum information for LPN is here: https://www.eruditenursing.education/licensed-practical-nurse/lpn-lvn-program-curriculum/
In addition to these above links with the addition of reading the Program Catalogue, you will have convenient access to all relevant program content details available at this time.
We thank you for taking the time to inquire in our Forums to give others the opportunity to also benefit from it as well. Thank you.
May 3, 2021 at 7:06 am #1744
May I ask if taking vital signs (clinical observations) is covered on more detail in the LPN and RN program due to the fact that Medical Support Grades cannot do certain measurements such as
Introduction into clinical observation skills,Basic clinical observations,Patient consent,Hand hygiene (infection prevention and control),Breathing/respiratory rate,Pulse rate (heart rate),Body temperature,Blood pressure,Oxygen saturation levels (and oxygen therapy),Peak flow testing,Blood glucose testing,Urine testing,Body mass index,Complete a basic pain assessment,Consciousness assessment (AVPU),Assessing patients’ skin,Supporting medication administration,Sepsis awareness, andAdditional online learning resources.
Thank you for your assistance
May 3, 2021 at 10:57 am #1745
Hi there, May I also ask if it includes: Explain the levels of response,Understand the ‘Glasgow Coma Score’ system,Understand eye and pupil responses and how to assess breathing,Know how to monitor and read a person’s pulse and what to look out for,Know how to measure blood pressure and what the readings mean,Understand methods for taking temperature,Understand how to assess skin,Know how to record observations, and Have an overview of advanced monitoring techniques. Or Understand the anatomy and physiology that relates to clinical observations Learn about normal and abnormal clinical observations/vital signs Understand the clinical significance of abnormal vital sign readings Perform a range of clinical observations under supervision including:blood pressure heart rate temperature respiratory rateoxygen saturations,Complete a basic pain assessment,Consciousness assessment (AVPU),Blood Glucose Measurements Fluid Balance Charts,Clinical Documentation, Escalation of Clinical Observations
Thank you for your assistance
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