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  1. LorraineCNA

    iphone app for vacutainer colors?

    Haven't been here in forever! In fact, I don't even recall there being a PCT or CNA discussion group here before? I'm actually a certified medical assistant and I've been searching for an iphone app that I can pull up tube colors for phlebotomy? I fo...
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    what the heck are medical assistant schools doing !

    Just a few more points. I edited my original post but apparently it got lost in cyberspace. We are qualified to draw up meds. We learn the same "Six Rights" they teach in nursing school. It's also our office policy that all injections are also che...
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    what the heck are medical assistant schools doing !

    Sorry, I realize this is an old thread but I haven't been here for awhile. I'm a CMA. I work in a very busy family practice. I draw blood, do ekg's, BP's along with other vitals, AI's, PPD's, etc. We also take sick calls...which consists of simply ge...
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    What's the diff between MA and CNA?

    I'm in PA and for the most part, CNAs make more here than Medical Assistants do. In part, I believe due to the huge turnover issue. Hospital jobs for LPNs here a few and far between and if if you do find a position in a hospital the LPN starting wage...
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    Patient Care Tech duties..replacing Nursing duties?

    I'm not a nurse but a Certified Medical Assistant and CNA. We had a thread on one of the MA forums about whether PCTs were replacing LPN's. The sad part of it is this: at least where I am (PA) there are next to no jobs for LPNs outside of the LTC are...
  6. LorraineCNA

    Aides passing meds

    Just wondering if you're referring to "certified medication aide" or "certified medical assistant"? Lorraine CMA, CNA
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    Wearing scrubs in public...

    "Another growing problem is scrubs being stolen and word in other places, such as the subway, to convey an impression of respectability. Anyone seen wearing scrubs outside an appropriate environment should be regarded with caution." Hmmm...do you thi...
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    Being let go from a PCT job.....how to handle duirng interview....

    I'd probably call and just say you were wondering if she'd made a decision yet. It may be that she's just been swamped and unable to return your call. Worst case scenario is you didn't get the position, but it's better than waiting on pins and needle...
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    Medical Assisting

    Oh, I'm not referring to Medicare or Medicaide...but that'll open up a whole 'nother can of worms here so I'll just apologize for my lack of judgement on posting that. Lorraine CMA, CNA
  10. LorraineCNA

    Medical Assisting

    Exactly. Just like calling in scripts, The doc writes exactly what he wants on the chart note and we call it in. I'm not assessing anyone or diagnosing anyone or "prescribing" anything. Lorraine CMA, CNA
  11. LorraineCNA

    Medical Assisting

    You wouldn't mind that a pt sent you who is perfectly, probably OVERqualified to do said task (rooming, hx, bp, med list) to go get the RN? If I went and told the RN that she had to room a patient because the pt wanted a RN, she'd look at me as if my...
  12. LorraineCNA

    Medical Assisting

    I do agree with you for the most part. Like I said, I wear a name tag with my full name and title along with a very humiliating picture...hehe. Most of our pts are regulars (family practice) and they know us by name. I guess MA's are just utilized s...
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    Medical Assisting

    I guess part of my whole "confusion" here is why anyone would ask specifically "Are you a RN?" which in my mind implies that the poster (who said she asks that) won't accept anyone but a RN to get a hx or BP. If I'm missing something here, please le...
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    Medical Assisting

    Oops, here's that link if anyone is interested: http://www.aama-ntl.org/resources/library/Role-delineation-2003.pdf
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    Medical Assisting

    Well, you could ask the doc if it will be a nurse or a MA coming in. That would ease your mind and not put whoever comes in into an awkward position. If I were a LPN working the back office in a docs office, I wouldn't appreciate being asked if I wer...