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Medical Assistants and Limited Scope Radiography

I receive fewer questions than I did seven or 10 years ago about the legalities of medical assistants performing limited scope radiography. However, in some states medical assistants are called upon to expose patients to ionizing radiation, as specifically directed by the overseeing/delegating provider. 87 more words

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Preparation and Administration of Injections by Medical Assistants

In the current ambulatory care environment, medical assistants are being delegated the preparation of injectable substances, as well as the administration of injections. I often receive questions about legal restrictions on medical assistants preparing injectable substances. 59 more words

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Scope of Practice in Correctional Facilities

The versatility of CMAs (AAMA) is being reflected in the questions I am starting to receive about the scope of practice for medical assistants working in correctional facilities. 80 more words

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Author Beware: Movie Patriots Day and Narcotic Distribution

Recently, I took in the movie Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg that follows the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing that took place on Monday, April 15, 2013. 509 more words

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CMA Today Referenced in Part B News

As many readers of this blog know, I write at length about legal issues affecting the medical assisting profession in each issue of CMA Today, the official publication of the American Association of Medical Assistants. 145 more words

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Lung Ultrasound (in the Critically Ill) Superior to CT: the Example of Lung Sliding

A recent article by Daniel A. Lichtenstein published in the Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine (Korean J Crit Care Med 2017; 32(1): 1-8.) on comparing the use of ultrasound (US) for assessment and diagnosis of pneumothorax and whether it is superior to computerized tomography (CT). 14 more words