Nursing Critical Skills In Nursing

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As a nurse working in the home healthcare industry there were many instances when I had to utilize my nursing critical skills. One day I was contacted by a clinical supervisor, who stated she was contacted by an LPN with a question regarding medication administration. She stated that the LPN informed that she was instructed by a parent to give a patient medications that did not have a physician’s order. I informed the clinical supervisor to refer to the Pa cod of RN scope of practice, where it states, A licensed registered nurse may administer a drug ordered for a patient in the dosage and manner prescribed. I also informed her that although the parent instructed her to give the medications to the child, it was not within her scope of practice

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