clinical research


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clinical research

Research based mainly on observation of the patient rather than on laboratory work. It is often used to determine the safety and effectiveness of treatments, the natural history of disease, or the conditions that predispose to illness.
See also: research
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This workshop will provide interactive discussions and presentations by clinical research from academia and private industry.
Basic clinical skills for clinical research nurse coordinators include: phlebotomy, performing EKG's, delivering investigational medications, patient assessments, vital signs, processing blood samples, packing and shipping lab specimens, and the ability to use study specific equipment.
By utilizing the validated outcomes measures that are available, it is possible to improve the quality and value of clinical research (and clinical care).
Some clinical research may examine how well a new treatment works -- perhaps a drug or other type of therapy.

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