That's an absolute NO!
I have a few MA's in my pod at work, my Physician Assistant and perhaps even my boss at odds with me.
My PA has in the past two weeks (I've only been here for two weeks) on about three occasions drawn up medications for me to administer. I don't administer that loaded syringe, it goes straight to the sharps container and I prepare the injection by myself, from start to finish. I do this even if the vial (solu medrol) is a single dose.
I told the PA politely to "please don't draw injections for me to administer because I've been taught to not administer medication or injections that I, myself have not prepared"
The PA's response: "I was just trying to save time"
Me "I understand, and I appreciate it. But, I cannot administer medication that I've not prepared myself"
Another MA: "Seriously, Jessica?"
The PA went on to the next patient. The MA went to another pod to gossip about what I just told her and the PA.
I spoke with the office supervisor, a LPN, who told me "It's at your discretion. I was taught the same thing. But... It's at your discretion."
I wouldn't even let my very best friend draw anything for me to administer. I know I'm "asking to get fired". But, this is my butt. My signature.
I look like the bad guy because I know not a soul would take care of me if it were my name on the line, even as a RMA if there were to be a lawsuit....
Am I stupid, crazy, wise??
What would you do?