Enhancing clinical research quality and safety through specialized nursing
Do any of your organizations have a requirement for PI led in-services for nursing/clinic staff to occur prior to opening to enrollment?
Thank you in advance,
When I worked at MD Anderson only the phase 1 unit required an inservice for their staff but the lead CRN or non-licensed CRCs would provide this not the PI and it was protocol specific training. There was implementation of protocol fact sheets provided to the inpatient units not outpatient (that I recall) essentially an online location or binder on the floor used for a quick synopsis on the protocol, and procedures, but i think inservice trainings would be invaluable! Especially since the floor and clinic nurses handle study drug administration and other assessments. While it’s in the inpatient/outpatient nurses scope to administer drugs, all the extra assessments the trial asks for without context could feel like unnecessary work. Having an inservice I would imagine solicit buy in and greater understanding! Hopefully less deviations.
Having written all that I see a study/publication based on this if you’re interested I’d be happy to connect you with our research committee to get something like this started. Thanks!
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