Does anyone know if its possible to be IV cert. In Florida without being a nurse?
I am currently a LPN and in school to complete my RN and I work for a Private Doctor who lets his MA's start IVs and from my observations, most of them dont know what they are doing and it scares me......
Can someone answer this for me?
Dec 20, '12
Hello welcome to allnurses.com
To answer your question: I think the MA supposedly is working under the license of the MD so he/she does NOT need a nursing license. That's scary though, isn't it?
Dec 26, '12
When I had similar questions I looked online, discovering a bewildering array of regulations and requirements for MAs. depending on which state you live in. Your state Board of Nursing will most likely not have the info you seek since they are limited to the practice of nursing. Your state Medical Board may be a better source. I know that most MAs are trained in phlebotomy, so it may be legal to start the IV but not add meds to the infusion or other restrictions. Sorry we couldn't answer with more specificity.