Creating an Orientation Program for a Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164784
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating an Orientation Program for a Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Author(s):
Owens, Elizabeth; Musial, Laurie; Sherer, Carol
Author Details:
Elizabeth Owens, RN, MS, OCN, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.org; Laurie Musial, RN, CCRP; Carol Sherer, RN, BSN,CCRC
Abstract:
Education: A core component of our mission is to conduct clinical research with the goal of ultimately improving patient outcomes. Phase 1 trials are particularly challenging as they are designed to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose, dosing schedule, and toxicity profile of new treatments on humans. Because of the significance of Phase 1 trials to our mission a new unit was built to centralize and grow Phase 1 capacity. Nursing staff will provide patient care on this unit to patients enrolled in Phase 1 trials and will be collecting the data used to evaluate the trial. The Registered Nurses role is very complex and requires developing and maintaining unique competencies and skills. The purpose of our program was to develop an orientation for registered nurses to prepare them for the role of Clinical Research Nurses. An orientation pathway was designed to accommodate experienced oncology nurses from within our organization as well as nurses hired from outside that may have little exposure to oncology or clinical research. The Clinical Research Nurse is required to have a thorough understanding of the protocols being implemented, the data collection and monitoring requirements as well as provide direct care to the patient enrolled in the trials. Utilizing the ONS Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing a curriculum was developed. Existing staff choosing to transfer to the new unit require a different level of orientation than those hired from the outside. A learning needs assessment survey was developed and distributed for the purpose of assessing and identifying staff needs for education as well as developing ongoing educational programs. Participants were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with the orientation program and make recommendations for ongoing changes. The Nurse Manager evaluates attainment of required competencies. This presentation will provide information on the process involved in planning the development of the unit, the orientation curriculum, recruitment of qualified staff and the implementation and evaluation by the staff and manager. Information presented can be useful for other facilities considering a similar program development.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating an Orientation Program for a Phase 1 Clinical Trials Unit at a Comprehensive Cancer Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorMusial, Laurieen_US
dc.contributor.authorSherer, Carolen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Owens, RN, MS, OCN, Director of Nursing Education, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: elizabeth.owens@roswellpark.org; Laurie Musial, RN, CCRP; Carol Sherer, RN, BSN,CCRCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164784-
dc.description.abstractEducation: A core component of our mission is to conduct clinical research with the goal of ultimately improving patient outcomes. Phase 1 trials are particularly challenging as they are designed to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose, dosing schedule, and toxicity profile of new treatments on humans. Because of the significance of Phase 1 trials to our mission a new unit was built to centralize and grow Phase 1 capacity. Nursing staff will provide patient care on this unit to patients enrolled in Phase 1 trials and will be collecting the data used to evaluate the trial. The Registered Nurses role is very complex and requires developing and maintaining unique competencies and skills. The purpose of our program was to develop an orientation for registered nurses to prepare them for the role of Clinical Research Nurses. An orientation pathway was designed to accommodate experienced oncology nurses from within our organization as well as nurses hired from outside that may have little exposure to oncology or clinical research. The Clinical Research Nurse is required to have a thorough understanding of the protocols being implemented, the data collection and monitoring requirements as well as provide direct care to the patient enrolled in the trials. Utilizing the ONS Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing a curriculum was developed. Existing staff choosing to transfer to the new unit require a different level of orientation than those hired from the outside. A learning needs assessment survey was developed and distributed for the purpose of assessing and identifying staff needs for education as well as developing ongoing educational programs. Participants were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with the orientation program and make recommendations for ongoing changes. The Nurse Manager evaluates attainment of required competencies. This presentation will provide information on the process involved in planning the development of the unit, the orientation curriculum, recruitment of qualified staff and the implementation and evaluation by the staff and manager. Information presented can be useful for other facilities considering a similar program development.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:56Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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