Below you'll find FAQs on a variety of LPN scope-related topics. Don't see the information you're looking for? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist.
No. LPNs always require a client-specific order from a listed health professional (dietitians are non-listed health professionals) to administer enteral feeds to a client. The order may be to follow dietitian recommendations.
Determining oral diet is a non restricted activity, which means a nurse, or another health professional, can decide a client’s diet. However, employers/organizations may narrow scope of practice around determining client diet and set specific polices and procedures--see Controls on Practice on the scope resource page. Review your employer’s policies and guidelines so you are aware of any restrictions that apply.