With the move to patient-centric, decentralized clinical trials the services of firms such as PCM Clinical Trials become of great interest. With a deep bench of Certified Mobile Research Nurses (CMRNs), PCM Clinical Trials supports the move to patient-centricity at scale.
Who is PCM Trials?
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, PCM Trials focuses on the training, certification, testing and managing of Certified Clinical Research Nurses (CMRNs) offering valuable quality and capability for home visits during a clinical trial.
For over a decade, they have supported more than 120 sponsors and dozens of CROs conducting alternative site research for more than 225 protocols based on a wide range of therapeutic areas. PCM Trials utilizes its own CMRNs rather than outsourcing to third-party contractors—a point of pride in differentiating their services from many others. By imposing considerable education and training requirements for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards and Nurse Procedures, their CMRNs understand the complex needs of clinical trials and follow one set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all clinical trials.
Benefits of In-Home Clinical Trials
With the growth in decentralized studies—made possible by cloud computing, ubiquitous apps and applications, not to mention the growing recognition that studies need to be more patient-friendly—PCM Trials’ CMRNs can make hundreds of in-home visits each month and offer a number of valuable services including:
· Increase patients’ willingness to participate by minimizing the hassles of travel
· Reduce their stress and support patients to feel more engaged
· Improve adherence to protocols and medications which can help contribute to increase retention rates
For a Q&M offered by PCM Trials see the link.
TrialSite News estimates actual employee count for PCM Trials to be in the 100 to 250 range. They undoubtedly contract with various professional nursing groups to train individual nurses and contract with them so they are available for sponsor projects (e.g. studies). Their key differentiator as positioned by their website is that PCM Trials conducts the actual training.
Call to Action: Interested in sourcing Certified Clinical Research Nurses for your decentralized clinical trials? Contact PCM Trials.