Utilization of Advance Practice Nurses (APN) in the Pediatric Clinical Research Setting: A Descriptive Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308657
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Utilization of Advance Practice Nurses (APN) in the Pediatric Clinical Research Setting: A Descriptive Study
Author(s):
Eliades, Aris; Michel, Jenny L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Omega
Author Details:
Aris Eliades, PhD, RN, CNS, aeliades@chmca.org; Jenny L. Michel, MSN, RN, CPNP
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

BACKGROUND: Clinical research is an area that can benefit from the skill and knowledge of an APN to successfully carry out study related responsibilities. As the number of clinical trials throughout pediatric institutions is increasing, assessment and evaluation of the need for APNs in this setting is evident. The role of the APN in clinical research and the framework used to determine the APNs roles and responsibilities are not well understood.

PURPOSE: To describe the current practice of APNs in pediatric clinical research settings and to determine if the activities of APNs in clinical research reflect the scope and standards of advanced practice nursing.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Non-experimental, quantitative, descriptive study using an electronic survey sent to pediatric clinical research institutions. A national, convenience sample of sixty pediatric clinical research institutions completed the survey to assess the practice and activities of APNs in the clinical research setting.

RESULTS: Respondents indicated that the majority (71%) of APNs in clinical research are not performing assessments or diagnosing study patients. More than half (59%) of respondents stated that APNs were providing interventions to study patients. All of the respondents indicated that the APNs evaluate and monitor responses to study treatments and activities. APNs are performing only some of the research activities defined by the scope and standards for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and they are not fully being utilized in all domains.

CONCLUSION: These research findings provide a first look at the clinical research activities implemented by APNs in pediatric institutions. It presents information  regarding the effectiveness and use of APNs and sets the ground work for an evidence base for development of roles and job descriptions for perspective APNs seeking employment in the research setting.

Keywords:
Pediatric nursing; Advanced Practice Nurse; Research
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUtilization of Advance Practice Nurses (APN) in the Pediatric Clinical Research Setting: A Descriptive Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEliades, Arisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Jenny L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAris Eliades, PhD, RN, CNS, aeliades@chmca.org; Jenny L. Michel, MSN, RN, CPNPen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308657-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>BACKGROUND: </b>Clinical research is an area that can benefit from the skill and knowledge of an APN to successfully carry out study related responsibilities. As the number of clinical trials throughout pediatric institutions is increasing, assessment and evaluation of the need for APNs in this setting is evident. The role of the APN in clinical research and the framework used to determine the APNs roles and responsibilities are not well understood.<b></b><p class="BodyA"><b>PURPOSE:</b> To describe the current practice of APNs in pediatric clinical research settings and to determine if the activities of APNs in clinical research reflect the scope and standards of advanced practice nursing. <p class="BodyA"><b>DESIGN AND METHODS: </b>Non-experimental, quantitative, descriptive study using an electronic survey sent to pediatric clinical research institutions. A national, convenience sample of sixty pediatric clinical research institutions completed the survey to assess the practice and activities of APNs in the clinical research setting. <p class="BodyA"><b>RESULTS:</b> Respondents indicated that the majority (71%) of APNs in clinical research are not performing assessments or diagnosing study patients. More than half (59%) of respondents stated that APNs were providing interventions to study patients. All of the respondents indicated that the APNs evaluate and monitor responses to study treatments and activities. APNs are performing only some of the research activities defined by the scope and standards for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and they are not fully being utilized in all domains. <p class="BodyA"><b>CONCLUSION:</b> These research findings provide a first look at the clinical research activities implemented by APNs in pediatric institutions. It presents information  regarding the effectiveness and use of APNs and sets the ground work for an evidence base for development of roles and job descriptions for perspective APNs seeking employment in the research setting.en_GB
dc.subjectPediatric nursingen_GB
dc.subjectAdvanced Practice Nurseen_GB
dc.subjectResearchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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