I sometimes work for a company that contracts CNA's & CMA's to go to various military bases across my state, & assist with the PHA's on the soldiers.
I am a CNA, so I just take vital signs usually, & am usually the only CNA there, rest are MA's.
The last one I was at, there was another CNA. She had never worked as a CNA before at all, & this was her first experience.
At this specific event, we were giving flu vaccinations in the form of flumist, & the other CMA's were showing her how to use them, & I questioned if that was in the scope of practice of a CNA, I do not think it is, but they insisted that it was, & she adminstered several of them during her time there. I did not give any b/c I did not feel comfortable doing it, being unsure whether or not it was in the scope of a CNA.
Can anyone tell me if it is within our scope? If not, should I work with these people again? I was let go from my previous job for exceeding my scope without knowing, and am now extremely cautious about what I do. I don't want to risk my certification over something like this.