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Blood Draws

Last post 05-20-2009, 1:13 PM by Jill Schoenig. 2 replies.
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  •  02-19-2008, 10:54 PM

    Blood Draws

    Does anyone know if a LPN in the state of Maryland needs to be certified to draw blood? There was an issue at work when a LPN asked a RN to help with drawing blood for labs and the RN responded with, "I am not certified to draw blood." I know one must be IV certified to start IV's, but blood draws?  Any information would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  •  05-18-2009, 9:01 PM

    Re: Blood Draws

    I work in a community hospital mostly with Pediatrics and I at times do start IV's and draw blood

    On the 11 - 7 shift the nurses have to draw the blood if blood work is ordered on that shift 

  •  05-20-2009, 1:13 PM

    Re: Blood Draws

    I'm an LPN in New York and draw blood all the time. I work for a hematolgy/oncology group, they taught me when I started working there, No certification.
    js LPN