QUESTION: Is it within the Scope of Practice for the licensed practical nurse to change
supra pubic catheters?
ANSWER: It is within the Scope of Practice for the licensed practical nurse to change supra pubic catheters.
RATIONALE: Practical nursing includes performing additional acts that require education and training as prescribed by the Board and that are recognized by the nursing profession as proper to be performed by the practical nurse, under the supervision of the physician or registered nurse.
Licensed practical nurses must adhere to their facility’s policy.
Article 1. Board of Nursing; 32-1601. Definitions #12(g)