I'm new to research nursing, and I am so excited! Any advice as to how to approach patients in hopes of enrolling them in clinical trials? I am a nurse, first and foremost, and I know that not every trial is right for every patient. However, I assume that it would be beneficial to enroll as many eligible patients as possible in our studies. How do you reconcile the research nurse with the bedside nurse in you? Any advice?
In addition, I know this sounds like a ridiculous question, but should I purchase a stethoscope? My previous employment did not require one (NICU), and I have absolutely no idea where I could have stashed my nursing school stethoscope. Thank you!