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CRN pocket guide

  • 21 Sep 2010 6:23 PM
    Message # 422397
    Anonymous
    I'm wondering if anyone has developed a basic pocket guide for nurses new to clinical research nursing.  We would like to develop something for nurses in our acute hospital setting that occasionally interact with our research participants. 
  • 22 Sep 2010 7:28 AM
    Reply # 422642 on 422397
    Susan Peterson wrote:I'm wondering if anyone has developed a basic pocket guide for nurses new to clinical research nursing.  We would like to develop something for nurses in our acute hospital setting that occasionally interact with our research participants. 
    When I was working as Director of research at a private cardiovascular practice we developed pocket guides for the PIs.  We used the $.99 soft photo books that you can find at a dollar store and inserted photo sized copies of study overviews- to aid practice MDs to know the studies and make referrals for recruitment.  We also included basic info.  We would keep a log of who had the pocket guides and periodically would collect them for editing them (replacing inserts) and redistributing them.  We also tried to put those info on PDAs for the MDs; however we found pocket guides, which fit well in the labcoat worked best.   I like the idea of basic pocket guides for novice CRNs though.  Sounds like something you could create!
  • 22 Sep 2010 7:29 AM
    Reply # 422643 on 422397
    Actually the pocket guides were not just for PIs but for all MDs in the practice, and NPs.
  • 24 Sep 2010 1:48 PM
    Reply # 424218 on 422397
    mk
    How do you keep these pocket guides up to date once they are distributed?  Who is responsible for this and who is the contact if there are questions
  • 25 Sep 2010 5:35 PM
    Reply # 424786 on 424218
    mk wrote:How do you keep these pocket guides up to date once they are distributed?  Who is responsible for this and who is the contact if there are questions
    The regulatory affairs manager at the site had a number sticker on each of the guides- and every couple of months would collect them and replace pages and keep a log of that.  She used student workers to assist with that. Each study had a primary coordinator's name and cell phone/beeper for questions about the study.  These guides were those little 4 x 6 size floppy (cheap) photo books.  We printed red colored cover and back pages to make them easy to find.  Some MDs left them on their desks, others kept them in lab coat pocket.  We gave the MDs healthy "Kudos" bars (like granola bars) when they referred pts and sent a "kudos" email to them for being a team player.  

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