14 contact hours every year for LPNs. Licensure period is November 1 through October 31 of each year.
Regulation: IV Therapy-Kentucky Administrative Regulation, 201 KAR 20:490, governing LPN intravenous (IV) therapy scope of practice. This regulation expands the scope of LPN practice in the area of intravenous therapy practice. The regulation identifies IV therapy functions that are recognized as being within the current scope of LPN practice, as well as identifies functions that will be an expansion of that practice.
Course: Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, also known as "Shaken Baby Syndrome." 1.5 hours. This is a one-time CE requirement covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma. Nurses licensed as of July 15, 2010 have until December 31, 2013 to complete the course. Nurses licensed after that date have three years from the date of licensure to complete the course.
Course: Suicide Prevention- Nurses must complete a minimum of two contact hours in suicide prevention within the first three years after initial licensure.
Course: Bias- Nurses must earn a minimum of one and one-half contact hours in implicit bias within the first three years of initial licensure.
Course: Domestic Violence- Nurses seeking reinstatement, licensure by endorsement from another state, and examination candidates educated outside of Kentucky must earn three contact hours of KBN-approved domestic violence CE within three years of licensure into Kentucky. This is a one-time requirement.
An LPN who has met the education and training requirements may perform select functions except as limited and under supervision as stated in the regulation.