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10.27.20.00.htm 10.27.20.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 27 BOARD OF NURSING Chapter 20 Management of Infusion Therapy by the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Practical Nurse Authority: Health Occupations Article, §8-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.27.20.01.htm 10.27.20.01. 01 Exclusion from Regulations.. This chapter is not applicable to, and does not restrict or limit, other health care practitioners who are authorized to perform these duties under their respective laws.
10.27.20.02.htm 10.27.20.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administer" means to hang or give subsequent fluids and medications.. 2) "Antineoplastic" means:. a) Chemical or biologic agents that have a toxic effect on the disease-causing agent or modify the host environment; orb) Drugs that are capable of destroying invading organisms or malignant tumor cells..
10.27.20.03.htm 10.27.20.03. 03 Education.. To perform infusion therapy, an RN or an LPN shall:. A. Complete an infusion therapy program of study which contains didactic content and a clinical practicum consistent with the standards of practice established by the INS or other bodies approved by the Board that includes but is not limited to:1) Infusion access devices;. 2) Selected infusates, blood, and blood components;.
10.27.20.04.htm 10.27.20.04. 04 Infusion Therapy Acts ― General.. The RN or LPN shall comply with the employer's written policies and procedures which are in compliance with this chapter regarding infusion therapy.
10.27.20.05.htm 10.27.20.05. 05 Infusion Therapy Acts ― LPN.. A. The LPN may perform the following infusion therapy acts for peripheral and subcutaneous infusions when there is an RN on site or available by telephone:1) Calculate and adjust flow rate including pumps;. 2) Observe and report on:. a) Insertion site, and. b) Objective and subjective signs of adverse reactions to infusion therapy;. 3) Change the dressing on the insertion site;. 4) Change the administration set;.
10.27.20.06.htm 10.27.20.06. 06 Infusion Therapy Acts ― RN.. A. In addition to all previously identified procedures in Regulations .04 and .05A―C of this chapter, the RN may perform the following procedures:1) Administer medication via IV "push". 2) Initiate subcutaneous infusion of medication; and. 3) Provide care and manage arterial catheters and arterial ports by:. a) Changing IV administration set;. b) Flushing or aspirating;. c) Changing dressing;. d) Obtaining blood specimens;.
10.27.20.9999.htm 10.27.20.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 7, 1996 (23:20 Md. R. 1423). Regulations .01―04 repealed and new Regulations .01―06 adopted effective November 15, 1999 (26:23 Md. R. 1777)Regulation .02B amended effective October 27, 2003 (30:21 Md. R. 1529). Regulation .05 amended effective October 27, 2003 (30:21 Md. R. 1529). Regulation .06B amended effective October 27, 2003 (30:21 Md. R. 1529).
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