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

  • Dawn Mannon

    April 11, 2016 at 9:20 am

    We also do let M.A.s  do anything with central lines.  They can do a butterfly lab draw when competency is signed.

    I’m curious about this question as I have been asked by Senior Leadership if I can replace a RN that is leaving with a MA?  I have been searching the forums for staffing in clinics. 

    Have you been asked the same question?  Can a MA do the work RNs are doing?

    Dawn Mannon, MSN, RN
    Clinical Manager
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-07-2016 02:50 PM
    From: Sheryl Bartlett
    Subject: Staff roles in clinic related to accessing central lines

    We do not allow Medical Assistants to work with central lines.  They can only do butterfly lab draws peripherally if signed off competency.




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