Reply To: Staff roles in clinic related to accessing central lines

  • Sal McKeel

    March 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

    We do not allow MA to draw or access central line.


    Sal McKeel

    Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

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    In your outpatient Hematology/Oncology or Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic, does anyone allow non-nursing personnel (specifically Medical Assistants) to draw blood from central lines and/or access port-a-caths if that staff has had proper training and annual competency checks?

    Jana Langan, CPON,RN
    Univeristy of MN Pediatric Specialty Clinics
    Minneapolis, MN