The CRS nursing units are highly specialized patient care inpatient wards and outpatient units where researchers can learn about and conduct patient and disease-oriented research. The nurses provide exemplary patient care and are trained to:
- Administer patient care and patient care protocols
- Make complex research-related observations
- Perform precise collections of specimens
- Collect data and document treatment
The CRS nurses incorporate the philosophy of translational and clinical research by promoting evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary collaboration amongst researchers, clinicians and nurses. They demonstrate the ability to synthesize and integrate nursing standards and clinical skills in order to achieve research goals.
The CRS nursing units are also research-training sites for nursing students who wish to advance their clinical research nursing knowledge as well as guide improvements in health services and patient care. Nurses learn to develop and design nursing procedures for research protocols in conjunction with clinical staff and researchers. They assume direct and continuing responsibility for the nursing care of research participants and develop analytical skills necessary to successfully identify clinical and research problems.
For additional information on services, or rates for industry-sponsored and intensive studies, please contact:
Benioff Children's Hospital
Michele Downing RN
Laurie Schumacher MPH, PhD
510-428-3885, ext. 5366