Research Nursing Services on the Chicago Campus

A clinical manager oversees the inpatient and outpatient units and a full-time secretary supports the unit's scheduling and space utilization. The unit is staffed by registered nurses supported by patient care technicians.

All nurses are certified in biotherapy-chemotherapy administration and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). All outpatient nurses have Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

Specialized Research Nursing Care

  • 10-minute and 3-hour frequently sampled glucose tolerance test
  • Glycemic clamps and continuous insulin infusion
  • Pharmacokinetic studies
  • Circadian studies
  • Long line blood draws (blood-sparing technique)
  • Tilt table
  • Continuous pulse and blood pressure monitoring
  • EKGs/Modified Stress Tests
  • Central line access and site care
  • Peripheral line access, retrograde IVs and maintenance
  • CADD pump infusion
  • Chemotherapy adinistration
  • Monoclonal antibody infusion
  • Adverse event management