Nursing and Clinical Research Personnel and Services

Nursing and Clinical Research Technician services support the clinical care as well as the research activities on the CCI inpatient and outpatient areas. This group includes RNs, nursing assistants, clinical research technicians and Co-op students.


Nursing assessment and monitoring is provided 24 hours a day; 7 days a week

Study Preparation:

  • Meeting with Nurse Manager as study protocol is prepared for IRB and CCI submission ensures smooth coordination and implementation of services.
  • Staff will assist in establishing study worksheets
  • Staff with consult with Investigators and staff to ensure accurate and appropriate service

Study Procedures:

Some examples of procedures available through the Nursing Services include:

  • 12 lead electrocardiogram
  • IV placement and infusions
  • venapuncture for blood drawing
  • serial blood drawing via IV access
  • investigational medication administration
  • biological specimen collections
  • timed sample collections
  • temperature online collection
  • EEG/PSG lead application and data collection
  • study participant education/training.

Nursing and Technician services adhere to BWH and Nursing Policies and Procedures ensuring that study participant receives quality care and that all research activities meet regulatory requirements including National Patient Safety Goals.

Research Doctors planning to admit participants to the CCI should check that their Brigham and Women's Hospital admitting and clinical privileges are active and up-to-date.

All BWH study participants are considered hospital patients and will be entered into Epic/eCare medical record system by the BWH Patient Access Services system via Registration or Admitting office. For inpatient admissions, MD is required to submit Epic/eCare admission orders with reconciliation of personal medications and discharge orders per BWH policy.


Primary Contact:
Sheila Driscoll
Nurse Manager
Pager: BB11997
Phone: 617-732-7764


Brigham and Women's Hospital
Tower 9AB
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02120

For more information on CCI services and charges, visit the Partners Core Website