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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164937
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A needs assessment of a public urban hospital's clinical trial program
Author(s):
Catamero, Donna; Utate, Minerva; Moore, Susan
Author Details:
Donna Catamero, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse, NYU Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: domenica76@rcn.com; Minerva Utate, MS, ANP, OCN; Susan Moore, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNP
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development; A cancer institute that is partnered with a public institution provides the opportunity to offer innovative scientific and disease focused research programs to a patient population that is underrepresented nationally in clinical trials (CT). Increases in the complexity of CTs and regulatory requirements, economic and staffing constraints, coupled with patient barriers inhibit trial accrual. The purpose of this project is to identify and address system, health care team and patient barriers to enrollment of patients in CTs. Interdisciplinary workgroups were conducted over a 5 month period. The following barriers to trial enrollment were identified: 1. Knowledge deficit regarding interdisciplinary team member's role in clinical trial process inhibited participation, 2. Fragmented system for accrual, administration of chemo and documentation, 3. Patient fearful of CT process, language barriers, transportation, and financial issues. The team members implemented the following action plan: Research documentation forms were incorporated for standardization. Interdisciplinary membersÆ roles were clarified using an adapted CT tracking tool that was previously developed for the NYU Cancer Institute. CT content was incorporated into educational sessions for interdisciplinary team members. Specific learning needs addressed where needed e.g. pharmacy in-serviced on home infusion pump, infusion nurses in-serviced in clinical trial process and role of CT nurse. Administration of chemo for patient enrolled in clinical trials moved from research building to oncology clinic. This created budget neutral position for clinic based RN to focus on accrual with a focus on the consenting process and patient education, this making clinical trial process less frightening. Hospitals patient navigators were incorporated into the team to help with translation and guiding patients through the healthcare system. Oncology attending participating more in the CT process e.g. being added to the 1572 on all CTs. This will ensure regulatory compliance on investigational drug orders. Gaps in the CT program were identified. Collaboration among all team members created buy in and awareness of resources. This increased enthusiasm and utilization of expertise. Clinical trial accrual and attrition will be monitored. Including stakeholders in the development and implementation of a CT program successfully fostered partnerships among members and growth of the CT program.
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.titleA needs assessment of a public urban hospital's clinical trial programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCatamero, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorUtate, Minervaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Catamero, RN, CCRC, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse, NYU Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: domenica76@rcn.com; Minerva Utate, MS, ANP, OCN; Susan Moore, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNPen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164937-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development; A cancer institute that is partnered with a public institution provides the opportunity to offer innovative scientific and disease focused research programs to a patient population that is underrepresented nationally in clinical trials (CT). Increases in the complexity of CTs and regulatory requirements, economic and staffing constraints, coupled with patient barriers inhibit trial accrual. The purpose of this project is to identify and address system, health care team and patient barriers to enrollment of patients in CTs. Interdisciplinary workgroups were conducted over a 5 month period. The following barriers to trial enrollment were identified: 1. Knowledge deficit regarding interdisciplinary team member's role in clinical trial process inhibited participation, 2. Fragmented system for accrual, administration of chemo and documentation, 3. Patient fearful of CT process, language barriers, transportation, and financial issues. The team members implemented the following action plan: Research documentation forms were incorporated for standardization. Interdisciplinary membersÆ roles were clarified using an adapted CT tracking tool that was previously developed for the NYU Cancer Institute. CT content was incorporated into educational sessions for interdisciplinary team members. Specific learning needs addressed where needed e.g. pharmacy in-serviced on home infusion pump, infusion nurses in-serviced in clinical trial process and role of CT nurse. Administration of chemo for patient enrolled in clinical trials moved from research building to oncology clinic. This created budget neutral position for clinic based RN to focus on accrual with a focus on the consenting process and patient education, this making clinical trial process less frightening. Hospitals patient navigators were incorporated into the team to help with translation and guiding patients through the healthcare system. Oncology attending participating more in the CT process e.g. being added to the 1572 on all CTs. This will ensure regulatory compliance on investigational drug orders. Gaps in the CT program were identified. Collaboration among all team members created buy in and awareness of resources. This increased enthusiasm and utilization of expertise. Clinical trial accrual and attrition will be monitored. Including stakeholders in the development and implementation of a CT program successfully fostered partnerships among members and growth of the CT program.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:38Z-
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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