HRC10D is a combined epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and clinical and translational research unit (CTRC). This unit will provide care to pediatric through geriatric research participants, as well as adolescent through geriatric epilepsy patients. This population will include but is not limited to:
Research Participants: Nursing care for volunteers participating in research protocols based on specific protocol requirements. All activities are carried out in accordance with established research protocols, the CTRC Nurse Practice Expectations of Care (NPEOC) for pediatrics and adults, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and OHSU procedural requirements.
Specific procedures may include IV infusions of study drugs with frequent monitoring, pharmacokinetic studies requiring frequent blood, urine, and saliva sampling as well as obtaining ECG\u2019s and lab specimen processing. Specific competencies are moderate sedation, EKG acquisition, research specific information consent, and a general research pediatric competency.
EMU patients: Nursing care for patients with seizure disorders admitted for epilepsy monitoring, with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknown etiologies. Care is based on the EMU NPEOC.
Overflow unit for hospitalized acute care medical and surgical adult patients, age 18 and older. Care is based on the Inpatient Adult Acute Care NPEOC.
The OHSU registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The RN\u2019s care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics and meets the standards/expectations of a Professional Practice Model. In that model, the RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor. Professional accountability enriches the RN\u2019s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork.
Unit admits a mix of patients, day patients, and ambulatory patients
The unit is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as needed
Staff may be assigned to work in any OCTRI/CTRC location or other locations where OCTRI/CTRC approved studies are being conducted
This may include locations outside of Marquam Hill campus
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