Quote from Brenney9101
In Florida, can a CNA draw blood? I do not see it under the Florida Nurse Practice act. I have heard that CNAs can be trained to do so without a phlebotomy cert. Can you clarify?
Also, outside of the CNA scope in the nurse practice act, it says (and I am para-phraising) a RN can delegate a task to a CNA if they feel the CNA is qualified. Would that include EKG?
Please let me know from your experiences in LTC or Hosp.
Thanks so much,
When you are at a hospital, the CNA can draw blood if they have been trained to do so. They have classes for nursing staff- nursing staff includes LPNs, CNA, EMT's.....
Yes, an RN can delegate a task to a CNA if they feel that the CNA is qualified-- and most likely it will not be an EKG, usually at the hospital there is an EKG tech that will do that- that's their job description.
At doctor's offices a medical assistant can do EKG.