i am new to gi nursing and have a few questions i'd like to ask. first of all i am not an rn , i am an emt and a ma who is new to the medical field. i have transferred from the telemetry unit to the endoscopy unit and i am enjoying the move. i am working as 1st assist in procedures and find the work very interesting. i have done alot of research and am trying to become a good gi person. now that you know a bit about me let me get to my questions : ) please keep in mind that i am not an rn so there may be many things out of my scope (no pun intended ) of practice. do 1st assist in your area spray pts. prior to egd procedure ? one of the nurses in the unit feels that since i am not an rn i should not be allowed to do this what are your thoughts ? it seems that this is the only person that feels that this is a medication and since i am not an rn i should not be allowed to spray although i did it for about 3 weeks before this was brought up. i have no idea what the pay scale for non rn persons in this position should be making , would anyone care to comment on pay rates for 1st assist ? and last but not least how do rns feel about techs performing as 1st assist ? thanks for reading my post.