I have just begun a research nursing position where I need to draw blood on patients. As a blood draw is a medical procedure, wouldn't I need a lab order from a doctor and for a doctor to be on the premise when I draw the blood?
Can someone guide me to the legislation (in NY) about lab draw by a nurse?
Pretty sure - make that certain- you don't need a doctor on premises for a blood draw. And I'm assuming your protocol for WHAT you are drawing counts as a physician order.
I'm going to guess you have come from a hospital environment?
The PI is typically a physician, and as such, the protocol by which you're guided to draw blood counts as "orders"
Often, there are order sets that are a part of a protocol.
Nope. You can draw blood if it is in the protocol.
Thanks for your replies. It reassured me
Because it is considered an invasive procedure in my facility (renown research hospital) we need an order and it must specify the exact tubes to be drawn but no physician needs to be on the premise.
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