ESTABLISHING A CENTRALIZED EDUCATION SERVICE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH PERSONNEL

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165213
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
ESTABLISHING A CENTRALIZED EDUCATION SERVICE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH PERSONNEL
Author(s):
Cunningham, Regina; Centofanti, Deena; Vamos, Diana; Chaudhary, Sunita; Fessele, Kristen
Author Details:
Regina Cunningham, PhD RN AOCN, Chief Nursing Officer, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: rcunning@umdnj.edu; Deena Centofanti, MSN, RN, AOCN; Diana Vamos, PharmD; Sunita Chaudhary, PhD; Kristen Fessele, MSN, RN, AOCN
Abstract:
The conduct of quality clinical cancer research requires highly competent clinical research nurses (CRNs) who are knowledgeable about research methods, regulatory and compliance issues, biostatistics, and clinical trials management. Historically, education of CRNs has often been limited to "on-the-job" experiences. The increased complexity of trial design, exponential increase in demands relative to regulatory issues, advances in informatics, and the need for patient protection, make a compelling case for a more formal and systematic approach to education and skill maintenance. The overall purpose of the Centralized Education Services (CES) is to enhance the quality of cancer research through education. This service designs, develops, and implements educational programs to meet the initial and ongoing learning needs of CRNs, to supply regulatory and compliance updates, and to provide protocol-specific information. CES staff includes professionals with diverse backgrounds in clinical research, research pharmacy, and regulatory affairs; these individuals are actively engaged in research in their daily work. CES staff develops curricula and provide education designed to facilitate development and maintenance of knowledge and skills that enable delivery of high quality services to clinical trials participants. Program content reflects Good Clinical Practice quality standards for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting trials that involve participation of human subjects. Content is also derived from the Code of Federal Regulations, expert research faculty experience, and relevant literature. Both basic and advanced programs are offered using innovative methods to deliver content. Programs are evaluated using a variety of methods. Outcomes include the number of programs offered, the number of CRNs attending programs, scores on standard continuing education evaluations, content evaluations (pre- and post-tests), and demonstrated research- specific competencies. Members of the CES are collaborating with educational methods experts to develop and test innovative delivery strategies based on principles of adult learning and complexity theory to determine their effect on changing practice. Effective clinical research relies on highly knowledgeable and competent CRNs. The CES provides ongoing education based on evolving needs and changing trends in the research environment. This program has been well received by investigators and CRNs and has served to improve the overall efficiency of the clinical research enterprise.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleESTABLISHING A CENTRALIZED EDUCATION SERVICE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH PERSONNELen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCentofanti, Deenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVamos, Dianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaudhary, Sunitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFessele, Kristenen_US
dc.author.detailsRegina Cunningham, PhD RN AOCN, Chief Nursing Officer, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: rcunning@umdnj.edu; Deena Centofanti, MSN, RN, AOCN; Diana Vamos, PharmD; Sunita Chaudhary, PhD; Kristen Fessele, MSN, RN, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165213-
dc.description.abstractThe conduct of quality clinical cancer research requires highly competent clinical research nurses (CRNs) who are knowledgeable about research methods, regulatory and compliance issues, biostatistics, and clinical trials management. Historically, education of CRNs has often been limited to "on-the-job" experiences. The increased complexity of trial design, exponential increase in demands relative to regulatory issues, advances in informatics, and the need for patient protection, make a compelling case for a more formal and systematic approach to education and skill maintenance. The overall purpose of the Centralized Education Services (CES) is to enhance the quality of cancer research through education. This service designs, develops, and implements educational programs to meet the initial and ongoing learning needs of CRNs, to supply regulatory and compliance updates, and to provide protocol-specific information. CES staff includes professionals with diverse backgrounds in clinical research, research pharmacy, and regulatory affairs; these individuals are actively engaged in research in their daily work. CES staff develops curricula and provide education designed to facilitate development and maintenance of knowledge and skills that enable delivery of high quality services to clinical trials participants. Program content reflects Good Clinical Practice quality standards for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting trials that involve participation of human subjects. Content is also derived from the Code of Federal Regulations, expert research faculty experience, and relevant literature. Both basic and advanced programs are offered using innovative methods to deliver content. Programs are evaluated using a variety of methods. Outcomes include the number of programs offered, the number of CRNs attending programs, scores on standard continuing education evaluations, content evaluations (pre- and post-tests), and demonstrated research- specific competencies. Members of the CES are collaborating with educational methods experts to develop and test innovative delivery strategies based on principles of adult learning and complexity theory to determine their effect on changing practice. Effective clinical research relies on highly knowledgeable and competent CRNs. The CES provides ongoing education based on evolving needs and changing trends in the research environment. This program has been well received by investigators and CRNs and has served to improve the overall efficiency of the clinical research enterprise.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:31Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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