Spinal Clearance Study: Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The Alfred Hospital receives approximately 40% of the major trauma patients in Victoria, all of whom are at risk for spinal injuries. The potential for spinal injuries necessitates the undertaking of appropriate spinal investigations, and a delay in the completion of these investigations exposes the patient to the risk of a missed diagnosis of spinal instability and of complications of immobility; the potential spinal patient is required to wear a neck collar and be nursed lying flat whilst awaiting the completion and the appropriate documentation of spinal X-ray investigations.
The purpose of this study is to identify the issues causing a delay in the process of the completion of the appropriate spinal investigations and the documentation of the results.
The outcome of the proposed research will be the development of a clinical management protocol to expedite the process, with the aim of optimising patient care and reducing complications.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Optimisation of Patient Management Through Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00163826
|Contact: Helen M Ackland, MHSc||61 3 9207 1543 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3149|
|Contact: Helen M Ackland, MHSc 61 3 92071543 ext 1543 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Helen M Ackland, MHSc||Bayside Health|