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ladena rhoden
LPNs and PICC Insertion

I was recently informed that a LPN working in a hospital here had been placing PICC lines in the state of Nevada.  I have also been approached by another LPN (FL) stating that LPNs are now allowed to put in PICCs.

 I know practice acts vary from state to state.  Can anyone tell me if they are practicing in a state that does allow the LPN to insert PICCs?

Jan Wesselink
Our IV team in Florida has
Our IV team in Florida has excellent LPN's on it, but not to place PICC's.  On occasion they are on the insertion team as the assistant, but our admin firmly believes better pt outcomes result from 2 RN's bouncing ideas off each other, especially on difficult insertions.
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