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This is a discussion on CNA's & flumist? in CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant, part of Nursing Student ... I sometimes work for a company that contracts CNA's & CMA's to go to various military bases across...by cchmedtech19 Sep 12, '12I 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.
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- Sep 12, '12 by cchmedtech19Also, if it is relevant at all, my state is NC
- Sep 12, '12 by SuperMeghan91The scope of a CNA is pretty easy to remember. Don't stick anything in anybody in any part of their body ever (exception of taking temp and feeding patient) Easy as pie! I don't know if the scope is different in NC. You did the right thing. When in doubt, don't do it.
- Sep 12, '12 by cchmedtech19I got in trouble at my last job for using an ammonia inhalant to wake someone up who had taken a lot of klonopin when I had to take their vitals & I couldn't get them up, before I used it though i didn't try a sternal rub, & they said that I went outside of my scope, so since then I've always been really cautious & paranoid about things lol.
Thanks for the answer though. I doubt I will work with them again anyways. Travel job that doesn't compensate for gas, so no point in it right now lol