Evaluating the Impact That Personnel Traffic Through the Operating Room Has on Surgical Site Infections (BRITE)
All eligible patients who will have neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) between March 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014 will be enrolled as part of this study that will look at the flow of staff people in and out of the operating room during surgeries and the effect that the number of people may have on the rate of infections in the surgical sites.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Barrow Randomized O.R. Traffic Trial|
- Return to BNI O.R. for wound washout [ Time Frame: within 12 months of study entry ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]A patient returns to the BNI O.R. with surgical site infection requiring a wound washout procedure.
- Return to the BNI O.R. for any reason [ Time Frame: within 12 months of study entry ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The patient returns to the BNI O.R. for surgery for any reason
|Study Start Date:||March 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Normal O.R. Traffic
This "Normal O.R. Traffic" protocol follows the national standards of care.
Active Comparator: "Low O.R. Traffic"
This protocol will restrict personnel movement thru the operating room to a "bare minimum" of personnel traffic.
Behavioral: "Low O.R. Traffic"
"Low OR Traffic" protocol will restrict personnel movement thru the operating room to a "bare minimum" of personnel traffic.
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|United States, Arizona|
|Barrow Neurological Institute at St.Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center|
|Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85013|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert F. Spetzler, MD||St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix|