We believe the nursing staff has the responsibility to maintain a controlled environment conducive to scientific research and to insure that the research participant receives quality-nursing care while participating in research projects. The nursing staff will protect the rights and the confidentiality of the participant. We believe that scientific investigators should always be secondary to the well being of the participant. We believe that the nursing staff has the responsibility to report to the investigator and to the Unit Director any component of a study or incident that may compromise the patient's health or rights.
CRN Nursing Staff
The CRN nursing staff consists of experienced, skilled nurses who demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, critical thinking, and complex decision making skills. They are attentive to the requirements for precision in sample collection.
As the research participant's advocate, the CRN nurse protects and respects the rights of the participant, provides a safe environment, assesses the participant's biophysical and psycho-physical condition on admission to the unit. Also, the nurse assesses the patient's knowledge and understanding of the study, test and procedures and educate appropriately. Collaboration with the investigator is imperative to ensure all components of the study are implemented as outlined in the research protocol and appropriate flow sheets, forms, equipment, and supplies are available at implementation. The nursing staff is continually developing new skills to meet protocol requirements.
Duties and Hours of Operation
The nursing staff is on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is equipped to provide the following services in addition to other services as identified above:
- Medication administration including research drugs
- IV access
- Intravenous infusions
- Routine and complex vital sign monitoring
- Admission and shift assessments
- Timed specimen collections
- Telemetry monitoring
Contact Information:Joy Bailey, RN, MSN, Unit Director