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RN role in neuro IR?

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by NCC_RN NCC_RN (New) New

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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 patients with EVD's, etc)? If they stay in neuro IR for the duration of the procedure what is their role?

Thanks for your input!

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LittleMouse is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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Where I work it all depends on if it is an anesthesia case or not, if they are there to manage the patient then we typically help transport down and then we can leave. If no anesthesia personnel is present then we stay for the duration of the case to monitor the patient, manage the pumps and administer medications.

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