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Table 3 Nurses and physicians reporting whether they perform specific activities a (%)

From: Examining professional boundaries between nurses and physicians in neonatal intensive care units

Activity bRNs N = 81 Graduates of PBE nursing course N = 235 Physicians N = 46
Arterial line blood draw 9 72 55
IV push medication 16 66 50
Upper/lower limbs or skull insertion of peripheral cannula 16 58 57
Central lines and alternate systems push medication 10 58 59
Arterial line removal 12 36 68
Draw blood for blood type and cross match 10 2 82
  1. aspecific activities permitted to physicians and PBE graduates only.
  2. bThose not authorized to perform the activity.