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Enrolling Study Participants in Intensive Care Setting: Mobile Expert Nursing Team Shares Lessons Learned

The Value of the CTSI Mobile Expert Nursing Team for Research Study Management in the Intensive Care Environment Jill Imamura-Ching RN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

The Neonatal Clinical Research Center (NCRC) is a discreet mobile expert nursing team of the Pediatric Clinical Research Center. We have been providing investigators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with a streamlined approach to identifying, enrolling and managing patients taking part in research from admission to discharge home.

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Enrolling Study Participants in Intensive Care Setting: Mobile Expert Nursing Team Shares Lessons Learned

  1. 1. The Value of the CTSI Mobile Expert Nursing Team for Research Study Management in the Intensive Care Environment Jill Imamura-Ching RN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital . Goal Primary PurposeTo provide a streamlined The primary purpose of amodel to enroll study centralized research team is toparticipants in the maximize study enrollment of aIntensive Care setting small population that is eligible forwith minimal interruption many research opportunities whileto routine care while gate-keeping in a critical care unit.maintaining sensitivity tofamily needs. What is gate-keeping? Gate-keeping is limiting research Introduction approaches by investigators in The Neonatal Clinical order to treat families sensitively .Research Center during a stressful hospitalization(NCRC) is a discreet such that they are notmobile expert nursing Pro overwhelmed by requests. Eachteam of the Pediatric Due to the nursing expertise and knowledge of research processes, protocol unit determines how to controlClinical Research deviations/violations have been minimized and adverse events recognized and approaches by building consensusCenter. We have been reported promptly and appropriately. The nursing team is deployed to among PIs and establishing aproviding investigators provide specialized nursing care for procedures as well as protocol education system for rotating which PI willat UCSF Benioff to staff and families. Having Research staff separate from the unit has approach parents and talk aboutChildren’s Hospital with enabled staffing for non-research care to remain unaffected while research research participation.a streamlined approach activities take place. Patient participation in research protocols is maximized.to identifying, enrolling Con Method This model requires budgeting and office space for the research unit.and managing patients The team of NCRC nurses are .taking part in research expert neonatal critical care Future Directionsfrom admission to nurses trained in research who We are beginning to implement cost recovery strategies for reimbursementdischarge home. screen all neonatal/pediatric ICU and are currently receiving a 25% research FTE from one study and admissions. They then provide significant support from two other studies that are paying per case on What We Do rapid identification and timely completion. New studies will include budgeting for Research Nurse time inThe NCRC utilizes the notification to investigators. their grants.scatter nurse model in NCRC supports 20+ protocols Study Consultatio • Feasibility, Planning, Executionthe Intensive Care from 8 different services. n and Managemen • Logistics, Roles and t ResponsibilitiesNursery/PediatricICU/Pediatric CardiacICU as a centralized Regulator • IRB/Ethical Conductvehicle devoted to y • SAE/AE Monitoring Oversightresearch, to identify in-patient potential studysubjects for a variety ofresearch protocols. Education • Mentoring • Training

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