Conducting multisite research studies in nursing education: brief practice of CPR skills as an exemplar.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Few large, multisite studies have been conducted in nursing education, and literature pertaining to conducting those studies is lacking. We recently completed a randomized trial to examine the effects of brief practice on nursing students' retention of CPR psychomotor skills. The purpose of this article is to describe strategies for implementing a multisite study in nursing education, using our research as an exemplar. Strategies are presented for structuring a multisite study; selecting, preparing, and communicating with team members across sites; selecting sites; recruiting and retaining participants; managing the technical aspects of an intervention; and collecting and managing data. Ethical considerations also are explored.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; Hallmark, BF; Haus, C; Kardong-Edgren, SE; McColgan, JK; Rogers, N

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 28

PubMed ID

  • 22132720

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2421

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-4834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01484834-20111130-05


  • eng