Clinical Trial Coordinators Benefit from Simulation Training

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Medical Center researchers have gathered evidence that training clinical trial coordinators on computer-controlled simulated patients before the beginning of a trial could reduce the potential risks to real patients.

The researchers said their findings indicate that the use of human simulators provides a key element of effective learning – interactivity – that traditional training programs can lack. For this reason, they argue that human simulation training should be an integral part of any complex clinical trial. MORE