how are your surgical assistants credentialed

  1. I have a question that is not in reference to H& Ps, since you are from STL how are your surgical assistants credentialed. Do they have to be atleast a PA,NP, RNFA, to do wound closures, and everything that a great sugical assistant would do.
    I am from a medical center south of you and am trying to set up a new way of credentialing people the surgeons hire right off of the street. The surgeons will know that if they hire this type of person that they will not be allowed to do certain things that a clinically prepared person would be able to do. your info will be greatly appreciated.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 15, '07 : Reason: created seperate thread...
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  3. by   core0
    Quote from callbabe
    I have a question that is not in reference to H& Ps, since you are from STL how are your surgical assistants credentialed. Do they have to be atleast a PA,NP, RNFA, to do wound closures, and everything that a great sugical assistant would do.
    I am from a medical center south of you and am trying to set up a new way of credentialing people the surgeons hire right off of the street. The surgeons will know that if they hire this type of person that they will not be allowed to do certain things that a clinically prepared person would be able to do. your info will be greatly appreciated.
    Shouldn't this be handled by your hospital credentialling committee?

    David Carpenter, PA-C
  4. by   ewattsjt
    Quote from core0
    shouldn't this be handled by your hospital credentialing committee?

    david carpenter, pa-c
    that is how our facility handles it. they determine what credentials they accept and one has to applicate for privileges through them. it took one assistant (nurse practitioner) about two months to finally be approved. she was only allowed to observe until then.

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