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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165765
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Determining the Training Needs of Clinical Trials Research Nurses
Author(s):
Chaney, Harriett
Author Details:
Harriett Chaney, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Scientific advances and the national priority to bring new potentially effective drugs to the people have combined to create a huge demand for professionals skilled in research. Nurses practicing in the area of clinical trials research present an administrative challenge because of the ubiquitous nature of clinical trials in a comprehensive cancer center. Over 135 nurses are employed in this role in almost every MDACC clinical department, generally reporting to different principle investigators. Therefore, it is difficult to know their practice and training needs. Members of the nursing administrative team at MDACC worked in conjunction with a local graduate school of nursing to determine the training needs and educational goals of the nurses working in clinical trial research. A survey approach was used to obtain self-reported information from the nurses, and opinions from their supervising principle investigators. The survey instruments were developed using open-ended questions regarding immediate training needs and ranking of long-term educational goals. Five educational experts reviewed the instrument for content validity. The surveys were sent to the nurses and principle investigators via interoffice mail. A preaddressed envelope was provided for anonymous response return. The response rate for the nurses was 107/136 (79%). The demographic information revealed that 52% of the nurse respondents held a baccalaureate degree and had worked in clinical trials research for a mean of 5.2 years. The majority of their time was spent in data collection and patient assessment activities. The most frequently documented training needs related to rules and regulations, protocol development, and management and statistical analysis techniques. Over 50% had graduate degree aspirations. The employing physicians identified different nurse training needs: Data collection/management and protocol requirements. They did not have an academic preparation preference. In summary, the training needs of clinical trials research nurses can be determined using the survey method when other evaluation strategies are not possible. Self-reported training needs should be reviewed in combination with supervisor reports of training needs because they may be different. Determining training needs in conjunction with a school of nursing can lead to the development of degree programs tailored for nurses working in clinical trials research.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDetermining the Training Needs of Clinical Trials Research Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChaney, Harrietten_US
dc.author.detailsHarriett Chaney, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165765-
dc.description.abstractScientific advances and the national priority to bring new potentially effective drugs to the people have combined to create a huge demand for professionals skilled in research. Nurses practicing in the area of clinical trials research present an administrative challenge because of the ubiquitous nature of clinical trials in a comprehensive cancer center. Over 135 nurses are employed in this role in almost every MDACC clinical department, generally reporting to different principle investigators. Therefore, it is difficult to know their practice and training needs. Members of the nursing administrative team at MDACC worked in conjunction with a local graduate school of nursing to determine the training needs and educational goals of the nurses working in clinical trial research. A survey approach was used to obtain self-reported information from the nurses, and opinions from their supervising principle investigators. The survey instruments were developed using open-ended questions regarding immediate training needs and ranking of long-term educational goals. Five educational experts reviewed the instrument for content validity. The surveys were sent to the nurses and principle investigators via interoffice mail. A preaddressed envelope was provided for anonymous response return. The response rate for the nurses was 107/136 (79%). The demographic information revealed that 52% of the nurse respondents held a baccalaureate degree and had worked in clinical trials research for a mean of 5.2 years. The majority of their time was spent in data collection and patient assessment activities. The most frequently documented training needs related to rules and regulations, protocol development, and management and statistical analysis techniques. Over 50% had graduate degree aspirations. The employing physicians identified different nurse training needs: Data collection/management and protocol requirements. They did not have an academic preparation preference. In summary, the training needs of clinical trials research nurses can be determined using the survey method when other evaluation strategies are not possible. Self-reported training needs should be reviewed in combination with supervisor reports of training needs because they may be different. Determining training needs in conjunction with a school of nursing can lead to the development of degree programs tailored for nurses working in clinical trials research.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:29Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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