15th Mar 2012, 12:52 PM
Is it required that a nurse administer IMP to the subject or is this just an expectation? Can another suitably trained technician perform the dosing procedures if they are not a medically trained member of staff (i.e. nurse, doctor or pharmacist)?
17th Mar 2012, 12:12 AM
I dont think that pharmacist or technician allowed to administer the IMP. It is part of nursing care that they are responsible for administration of drugs to patient.
20th Mar 2012, 09:40 AM
While the response would be the ideal situation and may be appropriate for certain methods of administration (i.e. iv administration of chemotherapy) patients can also self-administer in clincial trials. Therefore, when considering the risk assessemnt of the clincial trial, considerations should be given to who can administer the IMP. If it is a simple tablet for example, it may be that someone that is not medically qualified can administer this, provided they a suitably trained in the protocol and dosing activity (they could not make the decision to prescribe though, this must be a suitably qualified medic).
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21st Mar 2012, 11:11 AM
Please could you clarify the statement that the decision to prescribe must always be made by a suitably qualified medic? In normal circumstances (i.e., outside a clinical trial), the Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order of May 2006 and associated regulations enable nurses who have successfully completed a nurse independent prescribing course to prescribe any licensed medicine for any medical condition within their clinical competence. Is a nurse independent prescriber who is part of the study team unable to make prescribing decisions in the context of a clinical trial, even if the trial uses only authorised medicines?
21st Mar 2012, 03:04 PM
Within the terms of the legislation, it should be a medic. However, in light of the UK allowance of nurse prescribers in standard practice, provided the clinical trial prescribing is that which the nurse prescriber would do within the terms of his/her routine job description (as identified during the risk assessment or site set-up activties) and is delegated this activity by the PI, this would be acceptable.
9th Aug 2014, 01:14 PM
Is a nurse independent prescriber who is part of the study team unable to make prescribing decisions in the context of a clinical trial, even if the trial uses only authorised medicines?
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