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  1. Lvdovicvs.Angelvs

    Case Study: Fever

    As a clinical laboratory technician student, it surprises me that only she paid attention to this. This was probably one of the most useful data at the start of the case study. As a CLT, we learn to interpret lab work in a basic manner. Greetings.
  2. Lvdovicvs.Angelvs

    Why is the US healthcare system so full of "mini-doctors"?

    @OCRN3, @NRSKarenRN: Thanks for your answers. What I was referring to CNAs giving IMs, I was referring to inside the system Expanding the scope of practice of the CNA. I was expecting some arguments like "that's different", but I messed it up. The problem with the "everybody can do it" argument is that I can expand to a lot of fields. For example, the book "Where There is No Doctor" gives guidelines for treating common diseases, and even emergency treatment. It is expected to be used by the village health care worker. Does that mean anybody can be a PCP? Again, thanks @OCRN3, @NRSKarenRN for not dismissing my question as trolling. Greetings.
  3. Lvdovicvs.Angelvs

    Why is the US healthcare system so full of "mini-doctors"?

    Don't worry. I know that what I do and what I know could be learned and done by any fool. It doesn't take a special person to be a clinical lab tech. I won't go to MD school because I'm not interested. Most of my classmates want to apply for medical school, but I don't. You can dismiss my question as trolling. It's not a big deal. Now, I would like you to think about this: Would you be OK with CNAs applying IM medication? Greetings
  4. Lvdovicvs.Angelvs

    Why is the US healthcare system so full of "mini-doctors"?

    @BlueDevil,DNP: In Europe, the role that paramedics fill in America is filled by physicians. Some of them have to take extra courses before entering to the emergency service, but they are far more prepared than a paramedic. @aachavez: I understand that all of them are prepared for their work. But, to me, some of those roles are disputable. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as far as I know, usually do what a doctor do. And I'm not sure about paramedics, but it is disputable if ALS is needed on the field. Don't get me wrong. I probably messed it up when I said that it just seems like laziness, but it looks like the US is focused in create healthcare professionals at a fast rate, even if they're not doctors. Of course, I think that some people may find the duration of the education (that is minor than the duration of med school) attractive... Greetings.
  5. Hello. My name's Luis Angel, and I'm a clinical laboratory technician student here in Mexico. My question is: why is the US healthcare system full of "mini-doctors"? like nurse practitioners, physician assistants, I could even include EMT-Paramedics, and such. In Mexico, this is a foreign concept. As I said before, I'm a CLT student. Although we have reviewed what an arterial puncture is, we have been warned that that procedure is done usually by doctors. And although we review signs and symptoms of the diseases, the teacher has told us that they have removed treatment from the syllabus, because some started to treat people. We review signs and symptoms because the teachers keep in mind that most of us (not me) want to enter to medical school. And I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but, to me, the "mini-doctors" model looks like laziness, doing more studying less. But I'm unfamiliar with the system so I don't know. Your answers are appreciated Greetings.