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

  • Kaye Schmidt

    April 11, 2016 at 9:23 am

    MA practice is governed at the state level.  You would need to check your state regulations for what MA’s can do in your setting.



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    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