I am researching for one of the nurse clinicians at my hospital. I am not having much luck (though I have calls into the Nursing Board and a law library to look at the nursing laws). I am thinking if I can find scopes of practice of practice of the following positions I could at least answer 1-2 of the questions. Any ideas?
Here are some of the terms: nursing assistant, nursing aide, CNA, care attendant, patient care attendant (PCA), CNA, nursing technician, medical assistant. I am sure I left out a few that I don't know about (other words used in your hospital)
Does anyone have any thoughts suggestions where to look for the following?
1. Role of care attendant/nurse techician to take oxygen levels with O2 Sat monitors
2. Best practice / benchmarks - vital signs for acute medical-surgical populations. I am checking nursing books/databases but so far definitive.
3. Can a care attendant take patient blood glucose with a monitor?
Always grateful for your help,