These educational opportunities will help staff at any career stage develop a deeper understanding of best practices surrounding clinical trials facilitation and safety.
Clinical trials are becoming more complex due to new technologies, intricate biological systems, and the increasing need for process adaptations with higher risk procedures and drugs administration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a stronger demand placed on our health care system to provide quality research services with a focus on patient-centered care and safety. To help foster clinical trial research competency organization wide, Stanford Health Care Office of Research, Patient Care Services (ORPCS) is partnering with the Center for Education & Professional Development (CEPD) to introduce key educational opportunities for nursing staff and nursing leadership. These educational opportunities will help staff at any career stage develop a deeper understanding of best practices surrounding clinical trials facilitation and safety.
Currently ORPCS is constructing clinical trial best practice guidelines and responsibilities for bedside providers and leadership. ORPCS plans to integrate these educational opportunities in multiple training points such as the yearly competencies and in the general clinical orientation for new hires to increase the skills, knowledge, and quality of practice surrounding clinical trial facilitation.
Keep an eye out for more research educational opportunities to come. If you are interested in learning more now, there are courses available to start understanding the research process:
1. Watch the free educational modules on research literacy https://stanfordhealthcare.org/health-care-professionals/nursing/professional-excellence/orpcs/orpcs-education/orpcs-education-modules.html
2. Enroll and take Healthstream module “Introduction to Clinical Trials” presented by Association of Clinical Research Professionals (approx. 1 hr)
3. Watch the recording for the Research Primer 2.0: Clinical Research from Beginning to End digital course https://youtu.be/QVTXif0adxc?t=18
4. Visit Lane Medical Library for research classes (Sign-up with a SUNet ID) http://lane.stanford.edu/classes-consult/laneclasses.html
5. Sign-up for CITI Research Training – contact the ORPCS team to check if this training is right for you and for assistance to sign up. https://about.citiprogram.org/en/courses/
6. Visit SPECTRUM research courses/catalog (Sign-up with a SUNet ID) http://med.stanford.edu/spectrum/b2_education.html
Article By: Nicholas Berte