UCH CTRC Nursing Services
Our team supports investigator-initiated studies, including multi-center NIH studies, and industry-initiated protocols. All services are provided as fee-for-service with federally-funded
studies receiving subsidized rates. Our team includes registered nurses, medical assistants, an echo tech, a physician assistant and schedulers--all of whom have clinical research expertise.
research visits in dedicated inpatient and outpatient research facilities as well as limited mobile services to conduct research visits within the University of Colorado Hospital and Anschutz campus. Nursing services available include
but are not limited to:
- Vital signs and anthropometrics assessments
- Patient observation including frequent monitoring and real time data collection
- Drug administration (Oral, IV, SQ, IM, infusion therapy)
- IV insertion, phlebotomy, and frequent blood sampling
- Patient education
Clinical research nurse practice requires a unique body of knowledge consisting of specialized training in nursing care, research regulations and data collection. CTRC Nurses provide care for a broad range of participants, from healthy volunteers to those with critical disease.
The CTRC Staff can assist with simple procedures (phlebotomy) to more complex studies requiring additional training and expertise. Examples include: bronchoscopies, right heart catheters, peritoneal dialysis, intravenous
cell collections, bone and liver biopsies, insulin clamps and allergy testing. Our most recent clinical trials include the Regeneron infusions (COVID-19 treatment) and the Moderna vaccine. All CTRC Nursing Staff are required to have certifications in BLS, ACLS, ONS- Chemotherapy/Biotherapy and CITI.