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VeinViewer Assisted Intravenous Catheter Placement in the Pediatric Emergency Department

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2007 by Lifespan.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: April 27, 2007
Last updated: May 5, 2008
Last verified: April 2007
The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the VeinViewer® near infrared device to facilitate the placement of intravenous catheters in children who require intravenous cannulation in the pediatric emergency department. This clinical protocol is designed to determine whether using the VeinViewer increases the ease and efficiency of IV cannulation (as perceived by the operator), decreases the time to effective cannulation, decreases the number of sticks and extravasations, and decreases the child's and the parents perception of the pain of IV cannulation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Catheterization Device: VeinViewer Device: Veinviewer Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: VeinViewer Assisted Intravenous Catheter Placement in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Further study details as provided by Lifespan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to successful placement of IV by practitioner [ Time Frame: one hour ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
TO use Veinviewer to improve the effectiveness of IV starts in children
Device: VeinViewer
Veinveiwer is used to view veins subQ
Device: Veinviewer
near infrared light reveals veins subcutaneously
No Intervention: B
Standard approach to placing IV s in children

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must be children between the ages of 8-17 who present to the pediatric emergency department and require intravenous cannulation as part of their regular care
  • Both the child and the parent/guardian must be English-speaking
  • Both the child and the parent/guardian must be comfortable with the experimental protocol as explained to them by the study investigator or a research assistant
  • The parent/guardian must be able to understand and sign informed consent and a HIPAA form
  • The child must provide assent
  • The child must demonstrate understanding of the 100mm standard Visual Analog Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants must not have:

  • Need for an emergent IV
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00468065

Contact: Bruce M Becker, MD 401-444-6654
Contact: Laura Chapman Chapman, MD 401-444-6654

United States, Rhode Island
Hasbro Children's Hospital Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Contact: Bruce M Becker, MD    401-444-6654   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Bruce M Becker Lifespan
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bruce Becker, Lifespan Identifier: NCT00468065     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0037-07
Study First Received: April 27, 2007
Last Updated: May 5, 2008

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