Title LNS – Nursing Services
Statute or Rule 58A-5.031(1) FAC
Any facility intending to provide limited nursing services obtain a license from the agency.
(1) NURSING SERVICES.
A facility with a limited nursing services license may provide the following nursing services in addition to any nursing service permitted under a standard license pursuant to Section 429.255, F.S.
(a) Conducting passive range of motion exercises.
(b) Applying ice caps or collars.
(c) Applying heat, including dry heat, hot water bottle, heating pad, aquathermia, moist heat, hot compresses, sitz bath and hot soaks.
(d) Cutting the toenails of diabetic residents or residents with a documented circulatory problem if the written approval of the resident ‘ s health care provider has been obtained.
(e) Performing ear and eye irrigations.
(f) Conducting a urine dipstick test.
(g) Replacing of an established self-maintained indwelling urinary catheter, or inserting an intermittent urinary catheter.
(h) Performing digital stool removal therapies.
(i) Applying and changing routine dressings that do not require packing or irrigation, but are for abrasions, skin tears and closed surgical wounds.
(j) Caring for stage 2 pressure sores. Caring for stage 3 or 4 pressure sores is not permitted by a facility with a limited nursing services license.
(k) Caring for casts, braces and splints. Caring for head braces, such as a halo is not permitted by a facility with a limited nursing services license.
(l) Conducting nursing assessments if conducted by a registered nurse or under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
(m) Providing any nursing service permitted under the facility ‘ s license and total help with the activities of daily living for residents admitted to hospice as described in subsection 58A-5.0181(4), F.A.C.; however, staff may not exceed the scope of their professional licensure.
(n) Assisting, applying, caring for and monitoring the application of anti-embolism stockings or hosiery as prescribed by the health care provider and in accordance with the manufacturers ‘ guidelines.
(o) Administration and regulation of portable oxygen.
(p) Applying, caring for and monitoring a transcutaneous electric nerve stimulator (TENS). (q) Catheter, colostomy, ileostomy care and maintenance