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Medical Assistants as Scribes

Recently I received the following first-time question:

Is it illegal for a medical assistant to also function as the physician’s scribe? The office manager told me that a new law states that a medical assistant either can function as a scribe or as a medical assistant, but cannot assume both roles.

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Six Challenges Managing Medications that make Correctional Nursing Unique

 Medication management is a primary responsibility of nurses working in correctional settings (American Nurses Association (ANA) 2013). The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 66% of prisoners and 40% of inmates in jail who had a chronic condition were taking prescription medication. 1,411 more words

Essentials Of Correctional Nursing

Trauma Response Groups

This post is in response to an article entitled, Trauma response teams: Inherent challenges and practical strategies in interdisciplinary fieldwork. I have never really thought about therapists responding to natural disasters, so this really stood out to me. 397 more words


Two Sons, Similar injuries—Two Very Different Experiences of Pain

We are often amazed by the richness of the archives here at AJN. In the April issue, we reprint an essay originally published in the February 2002 issue. 182 more words

Nursing Perspective

Breaking News: Proposed CMS Rule is Favorable for CMAs (AAMA)

On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. 479 more words

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Physiotherapist non-medical prescribing: A policy of transforming community services, service integration and the primacy of orthopaedic surgery

Each day over the next week I’ll post up an abstract for a paper being presented by a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network at the In Sickness and In Health conference in Mallorca in June 2015.   304 more words


Ownership of Outpatient Clinics and Scope of Practice

I have been receiving questions from medical assistants who work in outpatient clinics owned by hospitals.  They are wondering whether their legal scope of practice is different because they do not work in outpatient settings owned by physicians. 55 more words

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