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Procedural Nursing at Vanderbilt

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Procedural Nursing at Vanderbilt

There are many different types of nursing practiced at Vanderbilt.  Some nurses are attracted to episodic care of a diverse population of patients.  These nurses undergo special training and have great expertise in a specific area of procedural nursing.  Examples include

 

  • PICC Nurses - trained in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters to meet a patients needs for prolonged vascular access.
  • Radiology Recovery Nurses - monitor patients undergoing radiology procedures and care for the patient in the post procedure phase.
  • IV Team Nurses - trained in special techniques for placing IV lines.  Are very experienced and can be called on when the patient's nurse cannot establish the required IV line.

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