CNA scope of practice

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    I live in california and I am writing a paper, and different carrers in nursing but i can not find any website that shows me the cna scope of practice can someone help me please.

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    I know in Washington State that they have the state regulations governing scope of practice on the Dept of Health website. Not sure if California's website has it, but it's a good place to start. If they are anything like ours, the regs will be pretty vague - I haven't even taken the NCLEX yet and I needed to contact them to clarify something for work!
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    Scope of practice varies by state regulations and by specific facilities. For example, in the state of missouri, a CNA in a nursing home cannot do accuchecks, phlebotomy, insert foley's, hang IV's, Intubate patients, or run EKG's, even if trained and with clinical training validations. But they can in a hospital.
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    Quote from johnsboo
    Scope of practice varies by state regulations and by specific facilities. For example, in the state of missouri, a CNA in a nursing home cannot do accuchecks, phlebotomy, insert foley's, hang IV's, Intubate patients, or run EKG's, even if trained and with clinical training validations. But they can in a hospital.

    Is that not a PCT?

    In the hospital I worked in, only PCT's could do all of that. CNAs cannot. They were going to do a PCT program for us all to take so we could float to other units easily (I worked medical/surgical) and we all wanted to do it to better help the nurses (and get more practice in before nursing school!)
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    Quote from Futurenurse176
    I live in california and I am writing a paper, and different carrers in nursing but i can not find any website that shows me the cna scope of practice can someone help me please.
    Hopefully this reply isn't too late, but you should be able to find that info on the California State Nursing Board website or something!
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    It is very hard to clearly define the scope of practice for a CNA. As some State's have CNA and some State's have STNA's closely related job functions. Also in a hospital setting they have PCT or CTA which doesn't require State testing or certification as most hospitals will train there techs in house. If you are looking for your State only as other mentioned you might wont to take a look at CA board of nursing website for additional information. Or you can always review job boards in your area to look at the job requirement of a CNA in your area working in all healthcare settings.
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    CNAs don't practice - we leave that up to the nurse and doctors.
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    Scope of Practice is a terminology used by state licensing boards for various professions that defines the procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for the licensed individual. The scope of practice is limited to that which the law allows for specific education and experience, and specific demonstrated competency. Each state has laws, licensing bodies, and regulations that describe requirements for education and training, and define scope of practice.
    Health care professions with defined scope of practice laws and regulations include Dietitians,nursing, midwifery, emergency medical services(EMT), pharmacists, social workers, physicians and surgeons, dentists and dental hygienists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, audiologists, athletic training.
    Governing, licensing, and law enforcement bodies are generally at the state level. In some cases, federal guidelines / regulations exist. For emergency medical services, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U. S. Department of Transportation has a national Scope of Practice.

    Just Sayin'


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