It really depends on your state laws to be honest. I live in the state of Indiana. Presently, I work as a PCA. Being a PCA in Indiana doesen`t require any license. Were being a CNA doese. However, presently I can Cath people. Were a CNA can`t. However, I`m not allowed to draw blood, except for checking Blood Sugar.
Right now my job duties are Turning patents, Caths, undoing Caths, checking blood sugar or 1- touches, vitals, rounds, wiping butts, baths, passing waters, treating Blood Sugars with food under RN supervision, charting, bedpans( & other bathroom things), emptying caths, emptying Hemovacs, emptying or changing Colostomy bags, undoying some Iv`s,EKG`s, Bladder Scan, Enemas, & notify RN of any major changes in behavior or vitals.
In the next 2 years we will probable loose are ability to Cath people. A PCA doese alot less butt wiping. & I can have a Patient load from 6 Patients to 13 in a day.
CNA have a license were a PCA doesen`t. Job duties will vary from State to. In Indiana I can Cath people. if I were in Kentucky I could not.