Evaluation of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Recognition by Non-physicians Dispatchers in a French Emergency Dispatch Call Center (OCAR)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Jost D., Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01992419
First received: November 7, 2013
Last updated: December 6, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to measure an improvement in the detection rate of cardiac arrest (CA) in the Dispatch Center as a result of debriefings and repeated trainings for non-medical operators who receive emergency calls.


Condition
Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Year
Official Title: Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest Recognition by Non-physicians Dispatchers in the Paris Fire Brigade Emergency Call Dispatch Center

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Further study details as provided by Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ratio of CA Detected by the emergency dispatcher [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • o Median time between the start of the emergency call and the pronunciation of the words "chest compressions," by the dispatcher [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Median time elapsed between the start of the emergency call and the actual start of chest compressions by caller [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evaluation of the ventilation mode (hand on abdomen YES/NO, count the interval between two ventilatory movements YES/NO) [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    , all calls related to Out -of-hospital Cardiac Arrest were registered , and in the days after, listened to and evaluated.


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: November 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

residents of Paris urban and suburban area

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patient over 15 years old (adult morphology) suffering Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest before or during the call to the Dispatch Center

  • Patient who benefited from the installation of a automated external defibrillator (AED) before or at the time of arrival of the rescuers on the scene

Exclusion Criteria:

Patient conscious at the time of the call

  • OHCA between the end of the phone call and the arrival of rescuers on site
  • OHCA after the rescuers' arrival on site
  • Dispatch Center alerted on "second line" from another institution (Police, SAMU), without the possibility of joining the first caller.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01992419

Locations
France
Paris Fire Brigade Emergency Dept
Paris, France, 75017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept
Investigators
Study Chair: Jean-Pierre TOURTIER, MDPhD Prof Paris Fire Brigade - Emergency Medical Dept
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Jost D., Medical Doctor, responsible for clinical research at Paris Fire Brigade, Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01992419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: bspp2013
Study First Received: November 7, 2013
Last Updated: December 6, 2013
Health Authority: FRANCE : ANSM

Keywords provided by Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept:
Out-of-hospital Cardiac arrest
telephone dispatch assisted resuscitation
cardiac arrest phone detection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Heart Arrest
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

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