Clinical Resource Coordination

After attending the new hire nursing orientation, nurses will have ongoing, individualized orientation from a Clinical Resource Coordinator (CRC) who is dedicated to a nursing unit and/or specialty within nursing. CRCs assess the learning needs of each nurse and then develop an orientation schedule and plan for each one. The primary focus of the CRC is to ensure quality of patient care through clinical education, technological and research development, risk management standards, safety standards, infection control, and state regulatory standards.

Critical Care Orientation

  • Dysrhythmia class for new nurse with no prior monitor experience
  • Mechanical ventilator class
  • Hemodynamic monitoring class and CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) - a dialysis treatment provided in Open Heart, Coronary Care Unit, and ICU

Med/Surg Telemetry Orientation

  • CV/PCU RNs rotate in Cath Lab
  • Med/Surg Tele RNs rotate in PACU
  • Live Basic Dysrhythmia course
  • Live Cardiac Drip course

Women's Services Orientation

Noelle Birthing Simulation Education: Noelle is a maternal and neonatal computer interactive system with maternal/neonatal and fetal monitors offered at St. Vincent's Medical Center. It is utilized for teaching, managing, and demonstrating different scenarios for labor, delivery, and postpartum with many different variations. The user has the capability to change delivery time, delivery profile, and contractions. Additionally, fetal heart patterns can be modified as needed to meet the scenario. 

Continued Women's Services education includes:

  • AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Courses
  • Quarterly Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation
  • HAL Newborn Simulator
  • Advanced Sim Man
  • NRP certification courses
  • Perinatal Education

Diagnostic Cardiology Orientation

St. Vincent's HealthCare Telemetry RNs complete a Cath Lab rotation on site. RNs in Diagnostic Cardiology are crossed trained to HAVU, Cath Lab, and Electrophysiology. Other education includes:

  • Catheter Ablation of AFIB
  • Best Practices: Documentation & Patient Safety
  • Use of Contrast Media & Materials for Medical Imaging Procedures
  • Creating a Healthy Work Environment
  • Acute MI and EKG Interpretation
  • Nephrology Emergencies
  • Infection Control