I understand that California has signed legislation to stop the unauthorized proliferation and use of unlicensed assistive personnel in acute care settings.They are not allowed to perform the following:
1 Administration of medicine
2 Venipuncture or intravenous therapy
3 Parenteral or tube feedings
4 Invasive procedures including inserting nasogastric tubes,inserting catheters, or tracheal suctioning
5 Assessment of patient condition
6 Educating patients and their families concerning the patient's health care problems,including post discharge.
7 Modeate complexity laboratory tests, and
8 Other functions requiring a substantial amount of scientific knowledge and technical skills. Has any other state done the same and if so which state? I fear that if more states don't give clear definitions on what for example a nurseing assistant can and can not do someone's going to get hurt and someone's going to get sued.
Apr 11, '01
Yes. Check out www.calnurse.org