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Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC)

CTRC NURSING RESOURCES CROSS CAMPUS

UCLA CTSI is comprised of four CTRCs located at Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, Charles R. Drew University and LA BioMed/Harbor-UCLA. Together we provide research expertise and state of the art clinical facilities to serve both our investigators and the community.


UCLA LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
Cedars Sinai CDU
Nurse Manager Regina Olivas Lorita Manai Ricki Verne


O. Laurice Pitts

(323) 568-3354

Administrator

Helen Wiliams-Bayne
(310) 267-1029

Raquel Gutierrez
(310) 222-2503
Debby Peterson
(310) 423-8969
Holly Johnson
(323) 568-3355
Bionutritionists Patricia Jardack Rachelle Bross Mindy Mamelak

Inpatient Unit


UCLA
# Beds
LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
# Beds
Cedars Sinai
# Beds
CDU
# Beds
Inpatient Unit 3 N/A N/A N/A
Processing Lab. 1 N/A

Days and Hours of Operation 24/7 N/A N/A N/A

Outpatient Unit


UCLA
#Beds/Rms
LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
# Beds
Cedars Sinai
# Beds
CDU
# Beds
Exam rooms 14 9 5 6
Consult rooms 2 2 1 1
Procedure Room 2 1

Processing Lab 1 1 1 1
Conference Room 1 1 0 1
Days and Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Weekend PRN Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Weekends PRN M,T,Th(8-5);
W,F(6-5),
Every other Sat(8-5) - By appointment only

Research Mobile Nursing Services


UCLA LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
Cedars Sinai CDU
MOBILE NURSES Use staff nurses N/A same as outpatient staff Use staff nurses
MOBILE BEDS Cover all hospital beds as needed N/A Cover all floors as needed 0
MOBILE SPECIALITY UNIT Oncology and Neurology N/A Perinatology HIV Mobile Testing Unit

Staffing


UCLA LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
Cedars Sinai CDU
# RNs 7.5 + 6 per diem 12 5.5 1
# LVNs 0 0 0 0
# CNAs 0 2 0 1
# RA 0 2 0 0
# Techs 0 0 0 1
# MAs 2
1 3 2
# Clerks 1 1 0 0
# Research Coordinators 5 0 0 0
# Nutritionists 1 2.5 1 (part time) 0
# Nutr. techs 1 0 0 0
# Cooks 1 0 0 0
CTRC Physician 0 0 0 1
Nurses on Call NO NO Weekdays 7pm-7am Weekends 24 hours NO

Specialized Resources


UCLA LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
Cedars Sinai CDU
DEXA YES* 1 Hologic (OP) YES Hologic YES
Body Composition YES YES YES YES
Bioelectrical Impedance YES YES YES YES 
Anthropometry YES YES YES YES
Indirect Calorimetry YES YES NO YES
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing YES
NO YES
Research Kitchen YES YES (IP and OP) NO NO
IV/syringe pumps 10 Sigma 4 Baxter YES (IP and OP) Alaris IV and Syringe Baxter and Alaris/Baxter
Glucose and Insulin Testing 2 Accu Check YES YES YES
Hot Boxes NO 2 NO NO
Crash Cart 2 YES (IP and OP) YES NO
Electrocardiogram YES 2 YES YES 
Glucometer YES 2IP and 1 OP YES 2 Precision exceed Pro YES
Uroflow meter NO 1 NO NO
Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring YES 2 NO YES
Vital Sign Machines 10 Casmed YES (IP and OP) YES (6 ProPaQ) NO
Sphygmomanometer (portable) 5 adult 1peds 2 YES YES 
Diagnotic tools (wall mounted): sphygmomanometer, ophthalmascope, otoscope YES 9 YES NO
Opthalmascope/Otoscope (portable) YES 1 NO YES 
Doppler NO 1 NO NO
Orchidometers 0 6 NO NO
Exercise Equipment YES 1 Leg lift, 1 bench press, 1 Stationary bike, and Free weights NO YES
Muscle Biopsy Trochar YES 6 NO YES
Cold Centrifuge YES 1 OP and 1 IP YES YES 
Micro centrifuge
YES YES YES 
Ambient Centrifuge YES YES
YES 
Freezers YES YES YES - 80(4) and -20(1) YES -86
Breath Analyzer, ETOH YES NO NO NO
Pulse Oximeter 6 YES IP and OP YES (6 in Propac) NO
Scales Scantron, Toledo YES IP and OP YES YES (500lb cap)
YSI Glucose Analyzer NO NO NO YES 
NIR NO 1 NO NO
SphymoCo (PWA/PWV) NO NO NO YES 
Endo PAT (Endothelial Function NO NO NO YES 
24 hr Ambulatory BP Monitor NO NO NO YES
Ultrasound (Portable) NO NO NO YES 
Contract Labs NO NO YES YES 
Hand Grip Strength NO 1 NO YES

*DEXA available through collaboration with the UCLA Center of Human Nutrition

Areas of Specialization


UCLA LA BioMed/
Harbor-UCLA
Cedars Sinai CDU
Sleep Study Center YES YES NO NO
Cardiology YES NO YES NO
Community Outreach


YES (Radio Station and Communuity)
Participant transportation Campus Shuttle Campus Shuttle Campus Wide Shuttle YES  15 mile radius
Endocrinology YES YES YES YES
Genetics

YES YES
Maternal/Fetal Medicine YES YES YES NO
Neuro YES YES NO NO
Oncology YES YES NO NO
Pediatrics YES YES NO NO
Gynecology
YES NO NO
Clinical Hypertension


YES