CRS Nursing staff specializes in caring for patients in research protocols and offers in-depth knowledge of conducting clinical research. We offer 24-hour staffing (on the CRSU or at another site), with expertise in a wide variety of diseases and populations, including newborns, geriatrics, ambulatory care, and acute care. For acute medical emergencies, all nurses have been trained in emergency resuscitation and life-sustaining techniques. Our nurses are skilled in a wide variety of services, including phlebotomy, I.V. therapy, chemotherapy, and telemetry monitoring. Many are certified as Clinical Research Professionals through the Society of Clinical Research Associates, and all are trained in GCP and CITI.
CRS nurses are trained in the care of research participants, with an emphasis on the importance of following each protocol and completing appropriate study documentation. They are active in both research educational activities and general VCU Health nursing activities, such as the VCU Health Nursing Research Council.