Clinical Practice Advisories
Scope of Practice
Practice Questions for Review and Comment
Please Note: There is a 30 day comment period before the board finalizes the Clinical Advisory White Paper. Please review the following questions reviewed by the Board and email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18, 2013
Question: Can LNA perform heel sticks on newborns under delegation and with demonstrated competency?
Answer: Board affirmed that it is within LNA scope of practice to perform heel sticks with competencies. This procedure is similar to fingersticks done for blood sugar or for PT/INR testing as addressed in Fall 2000 and August 2005
Question: Is it within LPN scope to apply and change VAC dressings?
Answer: Board opined that it is within LPN scope of practice to apply and change VAC dressings with education and competencies.
Question: Can ICU RN start Vecuronium drip according to standard order set on patient who is intubated and sedated with physician present?
Answer: Board opined that RN can start Vecuronium drip provided there is protocol in place and patient is intubated.
Question: Can LNA's working with out of state agencies care for clients in NH?
Answer: Board affirmed that LNA's must be licensed in State of NH to provide care for clients residing in NH.
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