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In-service requirement question

  • 11/07/2022 9:27 PM
    Message # 12981725

    Hi all,

    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,


  • 11/08/2022 8:36 AM
    Reply # 12982133 on 12981725
    For our inpatient studies we do require an inservice for floor RNs and APPs. This is usually jointly led by the PI and research RN coordinator. Often PIs will record some slides and the RN will be available for questions and logistical guidance regarding administration of product, etc.
  • 11/10/2022 12:12 AM
    Reply # 12984427 on 12981725

    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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