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- Mar 24, '11 by CNABESSThe LTC facility I work at is also part Rehab Hospital. CNAs are trained in these things and they are within the scope of practice of our state. We are also required to be licensed in our state, so this may be a bit different.
- Mar 24, '11 by evolvingrnyes they can, I was a cna before being a Rn and i took out foley's all the time. they just had to demonstrate mastery of the skill to an Rn first.....Seriously...how hard is it to take out a foley? our cna's used to put in foley's too (they underwent a certification process) and i know their are some hospitals that still allow this.
- Mar 24, '11 by systolyIf you have a concern. just ask that person. "Wow, that is so cool that you can do that, did you have to take a special course for that?"
- Mar 24, '11 by foreverLaurIn Ohio, it can be done. At a few hospitals I am familiar with, the role puts in and takes out foleys and does phlebotomy. You don't have to have prior training -- they will train you. I luckily learned foleys, phlebotomy, and sterile technique in my CNA classes.