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Conducting Multisite Research Studies in Nursing Education: Brief Practice of CPR Skills as an Exemplar
Journal of Nursing Education (2012)
  • Marilyn H. Oermann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Beth F. Hallmark, Belmont University
  • Carol Haus
  • Suzie E. Kardong-Edgren, Washington State University
  • Jacqueline Keegan McColgan
  • Nancy Rogers
Abstract

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.

Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2012
Citation Information
Marilyn H. Oermann, Beth F. Hallmark, Carol Haus, Suzie E. Kardong-Edgren, et al.. "Conducting Multisite Research Studies in Nursing Education: Brief Practice of CPR Skills as an Exemplar" Journal of Nursing Education Vol. 51 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzan_kardong-edgren/2/