Clinical Services: Research Nursing & Study Coordination

Clinical Research Nursing Services

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    Implementation of grant-funded protocols, investigator-initiated trials and phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials

  • Provide nursing care to a variety of age groups (pediatric to geriatric populations)

  • Administer or disperse investigational study medication and study agents, including chemotherapy and inoculations

  • Perform physiologic measurements such as: vital signs, EKG, cardiac/vital sign monitoring

  • Collect research data: perform study specific tests, monitor and document responses to interventions, conduct exams such as vision, nasal, mini mental exams, and administer surveys and questionnaires

  • Assist with bedside procedures, such as lumbar punctures, muscle biopsies, bone biopsies with sedation, and CLAMPS

  • Obtain, process and ship lab specimens (blood, urine, saliva, CSF); all staff are DOT/IATA certified

  • Provide patient education

  • Provide adverse event surveillance

  • Complete source documents and record observations

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Clinical Research Coordinator Services

Our specially trained Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) are our “Super Heroes” and are an integral part of our research team. They are responsible for the day-to-day conduct of our contracted studies to ensure that research is conducted in compliance with the study protocol as well as federal, state and institutional guidelines and regulations.

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Our CRC’s coordinate and administer clinical trials from inception to completion under the instruction and supervision of the principal investigator (PI). They can conduct research visits at a number of clinical research sites (both on and off campus).   The CRC's primary responsibility, as with all clinical research professionals, is the protection of human subjects, but the CRC has many other responsibilities that may include:  subject recruitment, obtain consent, patient care, specimen collection and processing,  data collection and documentation, scheduling appointments, maintain study logs, adverse event reporting,  study drug or device accountability, interact with study monitors,  submitting CRFs and other data to the sponsor as necessary, and study close-out.

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Community Research Coordinator / Clinical Liaison Support

 

Services for community research coordination and clinical liaison support is offered through the central Community Engagement & Research office on UK"s campus as well as our two Appalachian Rural Health Research Hubs located within the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (Hazard, Ky.) and St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Morehead, Ky.), both of which are staffed with a clinical faculty liaison and a research study coordinator.

Services include:

  • Consulting with CCTS clinical liaisons for practical advice on protocols and site-specific information

  • Providing and managing access to Community Engagement study coordinators to support research activities, including access to study populations and research activities

  • Assisting with administrative staff interactions, including budget, regulatory issues, and any official documentations

This service is available through the Community Engagement & Research Core. » 


 

150

Current Studies Supported by the Clinical Research Unit

1739

Four Year Average Outpatient Visits

40

Current Studies Supported by CRU Research Coordinators 

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