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

  • Angela Tidwell

    Member
    June 30, 2016 at 11:52 am

    We do not have MAs at our hospital. We do have LPNs that do a majority of our blood draws, including from central lines as well as placing IVs and performing butterfly sticks.

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    Angela Tidwell, MSN,RN
    St Jude Childrens Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-04-2016 10:01 PM
    From: Jana Langan
    Subject: Staff roles in clinic related to accessing central lines

    Hello,

    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?

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