Harnessing Technology to Enhance Delivery of Clinical Trials Education for Nurses: A Report From the Children’s Oncology Group

Academic Article


  • The challenge of providing high-quality, relevant, time-sensitive continuing nursing education is particularly salient in pediatric oncology, where nurses commonly deliver complex protocol-based care to children enrolled on clinical trials. The Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Discipline developed Portable Document Format multimedia modules to make a broad range of educational content regarding pediatric oncology clinical trials available to its membership. This time-sensitive educational content is accessible to nurses via asynchronous online education. To assess awareness of and user experience with the multimedia modules, a survey was conducted of nurses attending a Children’s Oncology Group meeting. Over half (57%) of nurses were aware of the modules and half of those (51%) had viewed at least 1 module. Over 90% of nurses who viewed the modules were satisfied or very satisfied with the viewing experience; nurses younger than age 40 were 4 times more likely to be unaware of the modules than were older nurses (P =.007).
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    Author List

  • Haugen M; Gasber E; Leonard M; Landier W
  • Start Page

  • 96
  • End Page

  • 102
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 2