Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B9-12.004 - Authority for the LPN to Administer Limited Forms of Intravenous Therapy

Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021

(1) With the exception of those aspects of intravenous therapy deemed outside the scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse by Rule 64B9-12.003, F.A.C., above, and subject to the approval of the institution at which the licensed practical nurse is employed, any licensed practical nurse who meets the competency knowledge requirements of Rule 64B9-12.005, F.A.C., below, is authorized to administer intravenous therapy under the direction of a registered professional nurse.
(2) Individuals who have completed a Board approved prelicensure practical nursing education program, professional nursing students who qualify as graduate practical nurses, or licensed practical nurses who have not completed the specified course under Rule 64B9-12.003, F.A.C., may engage in a limited scope of intravenous therapy under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. This scope includes:
(a) Perform calculation and adjust flow rate;
(b) Observe and report subjective and objective signs of adverse reactions to IV administration;
(c) Inspect insertion site, change dressing, and remove intravenous needle or catheter from peripheral veins.
(d) Hanging bags or bottles of hydrating fluid.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64B9-12.004
Specific Authority 464.006 FS. Law Implemented 464.003(3)(b) FS.
New 1-16-91, Formerly 21O-21.004, 61F7-12.004, 59S-12.004.

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