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
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
F.A.C., below, is authorized to administer intravenous therapy under the
direction of a registered professional nurse.
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
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
(b) Observe and report
subjective and objective signs of adverse reactions to IV
insertion site, change dressing, and remove intravenous needle or catheter from
(d) Hanging bags
or bottles of hydrating fluid.
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
New 1-16-91, Formerly
21O-21.004, 61F7-12.004, 59S-12.004.