LPNs role in intravenous therapy


Intravenous news: The Yukon’s licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are now able to carry out more duties and help ease the heavy workloads of registered nurses, thanks to new government regulations.

The Yukon government has updated its regulations to increase the number of medical tasks LPNs can do, such as start intravenous lines, draw blood, and conduct kidney dialysis procedures. The new regulations came into effect on Monday.

Giving LPNs the ability to perform more duties will take some of the load off registered nurses (RNs) and other medical professionals, said Karen Gilbert, chair of the territory’s LPN advisory committee.

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