Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pediatrix Medical Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01560936
First received: March 19, 2012
Last updated: May 13, 2013
Last verified: May 2013

March 19, 2012
May 13, 2013
June 2012
March 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Determine contamination rate of parents cellphone in the NICU and identify types of bacteria on cell phones while evaluating the effectiveness of antimicrobial gel in reducing the transmission of bacteria from cellphone to parents hands. [ Time Frame: contamination rate through bacterial swabs ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU
Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU and the Effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Gel in Reducing Transmission to the Hands

The purpose of this study is to determine the contamination rate of the parents cell phone in a newborn intensive care setting and identify the types of bacteria contaminating the cell phone as well as evaluating the effectiveness of an antimicrobial gel in reducing the transmission of bacteria from the cell phone to the parents hands.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Parent's that have a cell phone when visiting their child in the NICU.

Bacterial Contamination Rate of the Cell Phones
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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March 2013
March 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents with a cell phone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents that do not have a cell phone
Both
13 Years to 60 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01560936
3.0
No
Pediatrix Medical Group
Pediatrix Medical Group
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Principal Investigator: Michael Kamitsuka, MD Swedish Hospital and Medical Center
Pediatrix Medical Group
May 2013

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