Yes, legally PAs can consent and order blood transfusions. However, you should check your hospital/office policy to see if you are allowed to at your specific location.
A PA may determine death in the following settings only and must notify the physician within 24hrs of death.
A PA may not sign the death certificate.
According to Ohio Law 4730.201, A physician assistant may not perform regional or systemic sedation. PAs can only perform local anesthesia. Please see Ohio Revised Code: 4730 for more information.
No, the supervising physician have to be onsite.
Maximum 7 days for adults and maximum of 5 days for minors.
A supervising physician can have no more than 3 PAs at once.
The formulary outlines which medications PAs can and cannot prescribe, as well as if a physician needs to initiate a medication prior to the PA ordering it. View the current formulary.
Visit the OSMB website for acute pain to learn more about the current laws.