neuro ICU RN role in neuro IR?

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by NCC_RN NCC_RN (New) New

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find if there is a best practice related to neuro ICU nurses and patient coverage in neuro interventional radiology.

What is your hospital's policy on the neuro ICU RN staying in neuro IR during angios or coilings (i.e. always, never, certain patients, only EVD's, etc)? If they stay in neuro IR for the duration of the procedure what is their role?

Thanks for your input!

SFANURSE2011, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, IR, PACU, CCRN, NE-BC. Has 11 years experience. 47 Posts

We use to have them stay if they have a EVD. However things changed and we only call the neuro ICU charge if we have any issues with the EVD. Otherwise, it's only the neuro IR nurse in the room if the patient is intubated, stable, and coiling is happening. We only get anesthesia involved if they weren't already intubated or if they were unstable. Hope that helps.

SFANURSE2011, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, IR, PACU, CCRN, NE-BC. Has 11 years experience. 47 Posts

We use to have them stay if they have a EVD. However things changed and we only call the neuro ICU charge if we have any issues with the EVD. Otherwise, it's only the neuro IR nurse in the room if the patient is intubated, stable, and coiling is happening. We only get anesthesia involved if they weren't already intubated or if they were unstable. Hope that helps.