Site Initiation Visits

In the past three weeks, hospital pharmacist Jesse Swen and PhD candidate Cathelijne van der Wouden (coordinating team at LUMC) have visited all PREPARE study sites to meet the local research teams. These teams consist of physicians, pharmacists, lab technicians and research nurses who are going to carry out the study in the local hospitals. During these meetings, the local research teams were informed on the latest status of the project, and the remaining issues which need to be addressed before the start of the PREPARE study were discussed. Additionally, the electronic tools which will be used for data collection were demonstrated. These so-called Site Initiation Visits will be followed by additional training of the local teams by for example the Liverpool team (LCAT webinar) and BfArM (e-learning tool).