Am I right to be a little offended?Watch
No you aren't being rude as you pointed out you aren't trained in taking bloods.
Stick to your job descriptions as that way you'll know you are keeping within the law and won't get into trouble. If you are trained up for this then fine but you are correct with what you done as he should had been able to do this himself.
What tasks nursing assistants are not allowed to perform...
What are three tasks that nursing assistants do not usually perform.
Inserting and removing tubes, give tube feedings, and changing sterile dressings, taking bloods.
Do nurses draw blood in hospitals....
In case of diffculties or impossibilities: physicians are required. In most hospitals I work there are phlebotimist who come in to draw blood. But, in urgent situations the nurse will draw the blood especially in ICU when time is important and arterial lines are usually available.
Can a nurse take bloods....
Other clinical staff able to take bloods may include student nurses, associate nurses, trainee phlebotomists, and medical students. There will also be times when phlebotomy is carried out by paramedics, and trainee paramedics. However, there are also specialists who focus specifically on this procedure.