A patient you are admitting to the hospital tells you that he is in a clinical trial. Your friend is a participant in a clinical trial and tells you that she’s not sure she understands what the study is about. Your neighbor has cancer and wants to locate a clinical trial but tells you she doesn’t want to be a “guinea pig.” Each year, thousands of people are subjects in clinical trials, and millions follow the results in the media. The National Institutes of Health lists more than 66,000 active clinical trials categorized by disease condition, drug intervention, sponsor and location. Do you know how to respond to questions that patients, friends and neighbors might ask? The goal of this program is to provide PTs with information about how clinical trials are conducted, the advantages and disadvantages of participation, and ways in which participants’ rights are protected.
The goal of this program is to provide healthcare practitioners with information about how clinical trials are conducted, the advantages and disadvantages of participation, and ways in which participants’ rights are protected. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Name the four phases of clinical trials.
- Give three advantages and three disadvantages of an individual participating in a clinical trial.
- Discuss how the rights of participants are protected during a clinical trial.
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California
as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S1664 for 10/28/11 to 10/28/12, 12S1700 for 10/29/12 to 10/29/13).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP110017696 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CP120017879 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019754 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4057 for 11/01/11 to 10/31/12, 4801 for 11/01/12 to 10/31/13).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1160-2010 for 11/15/11 to 01/31/12, 119-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/27/11 to 10/27/15 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4015 for 11/01/11 to 11/01/12, 437-4605 for 11/01/12 to 11/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.