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The Influence of Education of Medical Team on Duration of Fasting Before Elective Medical Interventions Performed Under General Anesthesia in Children

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(unfortunately lacked manpower to carry out the study)
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 16, 2007
Last updated: June 7, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The purpose of the study is to examine if an education program of the medical teams can help implementation of of NPO (nothing-per-os)orders in children before anesthesia for ambulatory medical interventions under anesthesia and decrease unnecessary long fasting. We shall ask parents of such children to fill in a questionnaire regarding pre-anesthesia fasting and regular eating and drinking habits. Thereafter, all medical teams involved with the administration of NPO orders will receive an educational program to explain and implement the NPO orders as are recommended by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. We will examine if the educational program was successful in reducing unnecessary long period of fasting, and if such a program is not associated with increased rate of delay of cases.

Condition Intervention
Duration of Preoperative Fasting
Other: education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Influence of Education of Medical Team on Duration of Fasting Before Elective Medical Interventions Performed Under General Anesthesia in Children

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Education of the medical teams as to preoperative fasting time will aid in shortening of an unnecessary prolonged fasting [ Time Frame: Immediate pre-anesthesia period (to assess lenth ofpreoperative fasting time) ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: March 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: education
    The intervention is an education of the medical teams that instruct children to fast before the administration of general anesthesia

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who are about to undergo anesthesia for elective medical interventions,
  • Age 0-18 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00545636

Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ze'ev Shenkman, MD Sheba Medical Center, Department of Anesthsia C and Department of Anesthesia
Study Director: Haim Berkenstadt, MD Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ze'ev Shenkman, MD, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00545636     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-07-4879-ZS-CTIL
Study First Received: October 16, 2007
Last Updated: June 7, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 27, 2017