Nursing Services

Nursing Services

infusion chair.pngThe CRU Nurse Manager, Jolene Lewis, RN, BSN, and 5 experienced clinical research nurses are specifically trained to assist Principal Investigators in the conduct of their studies.  The nursing staff has a great breadth of clinical and research experience that encompasses clinical care on a continuum of healthy volunteers to intense disease processes.   Our nursing practice is guided by scientific knowledge, standards of care and a code of ethics.

We facilitate new studies by working closely with the research nurse coordinators to meet the specific needs of each protocol.  We also facilitate CRU staff education by coordinating in-services and ensuring staff have the knowledge needed to effectively carry out a research protocol.
 
The CRU nursing unit is located on the 15th floor of Jefferson Tower with the use of two swing beds on M8.

Nursing Responsibilities

  • Nursing assessment
  • Patient education
  • Treatment monitoring
  • Medication administration
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Pharmacokinetic sampling
  • Cardiac & pulse oximetry monitoring
  • Phlebotomy services
  • Questionnaire administration

For Nursing rates, please contact CCTSClinical@uab.edu.