In California an RN can perform Venipuncture and blood draw from the EJ ONLY when the facility you are employed at has a Standardized Procedure (SP) for RN's performing EJ Venipuncture/Phelbotomy
(the facility can decide the title of the SP). This must be in writing (Policy)and approved by your hospital, AND any RN who performs this procedure must show documented COMPENTENCY in performing an EJ. Other examples of SP's are: "SP for the Treatment of Anaphylactic Shock", an SP that would allow the RN who has completed the compentency to start an IV, and give Benadryl and Epi without a physician's order. There are many different SP's out there, and they are written so the RN can perform certain procedures that are out of her scope of practice otherwise.
In Calif (and probably many other states) performing an EJ is OUT
of the RN Scope of Practice
....so if you are performing EJ's without that Standardized Procedure, STOP
that practice until the proper SP for performing an EJ are set in place!
Hope this info helps!!