Trauma Reception and Resuscitation Project

This study has been completed.
Victorian Trauma Foundation
National Trauma Research Institute
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: February 10, 2013
Last verified: September 2005

Test the hypothesis that the implementation of real-time, computer-prompted algorithms in the first half hour of trauma management will result in a measurable reduction in management errors associated with the reception and resuscitation of major trauma patients.

Demonstrate that a reduction in management errors will translate into a reduction in morbidity and mortality.

Condition Intervention
Device: Real time computer prompted trauma algorithms

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Trauma Reception and Resuscitation Project - 'Time for a New Approach'

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Error rate per patient treated demonstrated by deviation from the algorithms

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Missed injuries
  • Time to decision

Enrollment: 1171
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: All injured patients > 15 years old who are brought or present to the The Alfred Trauma Centre during the study period.

Exclusion Criteria: Stable Trauma patients (ie Pulse rate <100/minute, MAP >70mmHg, Hb >70, temperature >35 and <37.5, Spo2 >92%, GCS >13) undergoing secondary transfer from another hospital, where trauma occurred >6hrs prior to arrival.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00164034

Australia, Victoria
The Alfred Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Centre, .
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Victorian Trauma Foundation
National Trauma Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Mark Fitzgerald, MBBS, FACEM, MRCMA The Alfred Hospital, Bayside Health, Melbourne, Australia
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Responsible Party: Bayside Health Identifier: NCT00164034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 166/03
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: February 10, 2013
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council

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