The goal of the course is to provide the necessary education and experience clinical research staff may need to complete vital sign measurements including blood pressure (automatic equipment), pulse (automatic equipment), respiratory rate, temperature (oral, electronic equipment), oxygen saturation (finger probe), height and weight (electronic) for clinical research protocols. The course will consist of lecture, an exam, and hands-on learning. To successfully complete the course you must attend the full session, pass the exam, and successfully obtain and document at least one complete set of vital signs.
Note: Completing this course does not qualify students as licensed personnel, nor does it qualify the student to take any certification exam. This course is not required by the University, rather it fulfills the 21CFR312 requirement that a PI be able to show that study staff are adequately trained to perform a study procedure delegated to them (vital signs, in this case).