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GCRC Nursing

The GCRC Nursing staff have the necessary education, certification and skills to provide quality research participant care. In addition to basic patient care and research data collection skills, staff are trained and certified to perform more complicated and sophisticated protocol-specific interventions and data collection. Staff training is an ongoing activity that assures all staff are competent to perform the skills required by GCRC Investigators. The Nursing staff is an integral part of the GCRC's Quality Assurance program to assure the highest standards of research conduct and documentation.

Physical Examination and Monitoring

  • Vital Signs, Weight, Height
  • Serial BP Monitoring
  • Assistance with Examinations
  • Intensive Physiologic Monitoring
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Psychomotor/Cognitive Testing
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Intake/Output
  • Anthropometry
  • Doppler measurement

Subject Teaching

  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Medication Administration
  • Protocol-specific Instructions

Specimen Collection/Processing

  • Phlebotomy
  • Serum Separation
  • Multiple Specimen Aliquots
  • Multiple Blood Samples from IV Access (e.g., PK sampling)
  • Buffy Coat Extraction
  • Urine Pregnancy Tests
  • 24-hour Urine Collection
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Hemoglobin

Investigational Drug Administration

  • Certified Chemotherapy Practitioners

Special Testing/Procedures

  • IV Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Spirometry
  • Aerosol Treatment
  • O2 Administration
  • GFR Testing
  • Skin Testing
  • DEXA Scan (on-site)
  • Force Fluids/Fluid Restrictions
  • Radiation Precautions
  • Chemotherapy Infusion
  • 12 Lead Electrocardiogram
  • Assistance with Lumbar Puncture
  • Assistance with Bone/Skin/Muscle/Fat Biopsy
  • Anthropometric Measurements
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Assessments (BIA)

Other Data Collection

  • Questionnaire Administration
  • Assistance with Self Administered Computerized Questionnaires


Jennifer Marron, R.N.
GCRC Protocol Manager