Etiquette question - page 2

Now that I've started on this nursing journey, I've become curious about the job titles of the other people (besides the MDs) in my doctor's offices. You know, the people who call you back to the... Read More

  1. by   MollyMo
    For history taking and vitals, I don't have a problem with unlicensed personnel in an office. For any type of invasive procedure--injection, phlebotomy,iv's,etc you darn well better have some type of license and training to back you up before you touch me. And I do ask. I worked with a PCT who used to introduce herself as a nurse. She once told a patient of mine that if we didn't let him put a foley in his bladder would explode. When I came in the room he was near hysterics because of what the "nurse" told him. It took me a while to get him calmed down. We had to call in a urologist to place the foley because the guy had BPH. I had the "nurse's" butt for lunch. And there is a school here in Florida that calls themselves a nursing school. But they train MA's,X-ray techs, CNA's. I have big issues with that.
  2. by   Lausana
    I've noticed at my own doctor, the nurses wear nametags and introduce themselves as a nurse, the others don't...not sure why they don't wear a nametag stating MA or whatever because it only takes deductive reasoning to figure it out anyway Yep they all including the "office desk" staff wear the exact same pants/polos.

    I've never felt I needed to ask due to questioning what they were capable of, but I definately would--but I may blame it on me being a curious student, lol, that always works! I have positively commented on a girl at my old Dr, whose nametag clearly stated her name and that she was a medical assistant in training. It saved me wondering who she was as she was taking down info!
  3. by   sanakruz
    Lvns are Lpns everywhere except California and Texas.
    I dunno but I think CNAs can call themselves "nurses" at least to the patients cuz of all the "hands On".....