The Authority for Certain Clinical Tasks Performed by Unlicensed Patient Care Technicians and LPNs/LVNs in the Hemodialysis Setting: A Review

The Authority for Certain Clinical Tasks Performed by Unlicensed Patient Care Technicians and LPNs/LVNs in the Hemodialysis Setting: A Review

Identification: nnj_mj14A1
Issue: May-June 2014
Volume: Vol. 41, No. 3
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Contact hours available until 6/30/2016.

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Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Carol M. Headley DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a Consultant and/or member of the Corporate Speaker’s Bureau for Sanofi Renal, and a member of the Advisory Board for Amgen.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a Fresenius employee, freelance editor for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Elsevier publishing companies, and a consultant for Symplmed.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Hazel A. Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNA Education Director.

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Goal: To provide a broad overview of the positions of states with respect to the administration of heparin and saline via peripheral and central lines by PCTs and LPNs/LVNs in the hemodialysis setting.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the Conditions for Coverage (CfC) as they apply to dialysis technicians’ oversight by the registered nurse.
  2. Define how practice is regulated for patient care technicians (PCTs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in the hemodialysis setting.
  3. Determine how practice is regulated in your state for the scope of duties for both patient care technicians (PCTs) and licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses (LPNs/LVNs) in the hemodialysis setting.

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