who removes balloon pumps

  1. I am a certified registered nurse first assistant (crnfa) I work for a cardiac surgeon and assist him in surgery and also help with post-op care of our patients. This has been my job for three years now. Recently, my surgeon has been teaching me to remove intra aortic balloon pumps when he makes the decision they are no longer needed. This is not a difficlut procedure for me. I had a CCU supervisor report me to my state board of nursing stating I am practicing outside my scope of practice. I was greatly surprised as I perform much more invasive procedures in the OR. What are your thoughts out there. I could use your help with my board of nursing
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    Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 5
    surgical first assist/cardiac