To ensure nurses have the competencies and skills to properly care for patients with diabetes, the department of Nursing Education & Professional Practice Development promotes a broad array of opportunities for education and professional growth. Nurses are trained in inpatient diabetes treatment techniques such as meal planning and insulin management.
For more than 17 years, Cleveland Clinic’s award-winning Nurse On Call program has successfully managed more than 12 million total calls and triaged over 5 million clinical calls. Our caring, compassionate staff of registered nurses have years of specialized training and experience in internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics, among others.
Nurses in pain management are dedicated to serving the rehabilitation and intervention needs of people with acute or chronic long-term pain. The goal of these nurses is to help patients manage their pain so they can resume normal, productive lives. To exemplify Cleveland Clinic values of compassion and teamwork, pain management nurses work tirelessly in interdisciplinary teams to help patients move beyond their perceived limitations while encouraging healthy living.
Nurses in rehabilitation serve patients with impairments and disabilities in the areas of mobility, self-care, communications, swallowing and cognition; the impairments may result from accidents, illnesses or natural causes. In order to help create a unique plan of care for each patient, rehabilitation nurses work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Working together with their team and family members, our nurses seek to help the patient return to his or her community, while maintaining as much physical mobility and independence as possible.
As part of Cleveland Clinic’s devotion to world-class patient care, we have a team of Skin Care Nurse Coordinators dedicated to prevent patient skin issues such as hospital acquired pressure ulcers. Before beginning skin care facilitation, Skin Care Nurse Coordinators must have the equivalent experience with a concentration in wound and skin care and complete the training program at Cleveland Clinic's R.B. Turnbull Jr., MD, School of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing.