Trial of Safety Nets In Hospitalized Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 8, 2006
Information provided by:
Griffin Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study compared standard hospital restraints to a newer safety net restraint system to compare them for acceptability, tolerance, duration of restrain, length of stay in the hospital, and satisfaction of MD, nurse, and relatives of patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Delirium Agitated Behavior Alcohol Withdrawl Acute Confusional State Acute Psychosis Device: SOMA safe enclosure Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized Clinical Trial to Compare The Use Of Safety Net Enclosures With Standard Restraints in Agitated Hospitalized Patients
Study Start Date : April 2003
Study Completion Date : February 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perception of the Nurse
  2. perception of physician
  3. perception of family member
  4. agitated behavior scale
  5. alcohol withdrawal assessment scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. total duration of restraint use
  2. length of hospital stay
  3. total sedative medication dose used

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. age more than 18
  2. hospitalized
  3. acute confusion or agitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who require acute respiratory or cardiac support such as patients requiring ventilator support or patients in cardiac or septic shock
  2. Patients who have a documented history of claustrophobia
  3. Patients or family members who refuse to consent for safety net treatment under any circumstances. Failure to obtain consent due to absence of or inability to reach a family member or to give consent to participate in the study
  4. Failure to obtain consent due to absence of or inability to reach a family member within reasonable time or to give consent to participate in the study.
  5. Acutely ill patients requiring intravenous vasopressors, intubation or ventilatory support
  6. Other conditions deemed terminal within 24 hours as determined by the patient's attending physician
  7. Patients who stay less than 24 hours in the hospital
  8. If patient is already on restrains for more than 48 hours preceding enrollment.
  9. If two or more limbs are already on restraint to protect IV lines.
  10. Extreme degree of agitation requiring continuous IV sedation or anesthesia. Such patients may pose a danger to staff or themselves if their restraints were to be discontinued in order to put them on study restraints.
  11. When the intent of single wrist restraint is only to hold the IV line and patient is not agitated or in delirium.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00409370

United States, Connecticut
Griffin Hospital
Derby, Connecticut, United States, 06418
Sponsors and Collaborators
Griffin Hospital
Principal Investigator: haq nawaz, MD Griffin Hospital Identifier: NCT00409370     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-25
First Posted: December 8, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 8, 2006
Last Verified: December 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psychomotor Agitation
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Psychomotor Disorders