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Simulation-Based Study of Adding Video Communication to Dispatch Instruction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00564616
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2007
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding interactive video communication to dispatch instruction improves the quality of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation in simulated cardiac arrests.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Arrest Device: video cell phone Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of adult death and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly improves survival. Dispatch assistance increases the chance of bystander CPR but the quality of dispatcher-assisted CPR (DA-CPR) remains unsatisfactory. This study is conducted to assess the effect of adding interactive video communication to dispatch instruction on the quality of bystander CPR, including chest compressions and rescue breathing, in simulated cardiac arrests.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 96 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study Focused on Impact of Adding Video Communication to Dispatch Instruction on the Quality of CPR, Including Chest Compressions and Rescue Breaths, in Simulated Cardiac Arrests
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cardiac Arrest

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: voice group
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone
Device: video cell phone
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone, and the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone

Experimental: video group
the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone
Device: video cell phone
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone, and the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of chest compressions and rescue breaths [ Time Frame: every 30 seconds ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. spent time to first effective chest compression and rescue breath [ Time Frame: expressed as seconds ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Volunteers above 16 years of age who have not received any CPR training within the last 5 years were recruited.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Healthcare providers, non-Mandarin speaking individuals, and those with illness/physical conditions that prevent them from receiving telephone instructions or performing CPR were excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00564616


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, MD, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital

Publications:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00564616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200708079R
First Posted: November 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
cardiac arrest
video cell phone
dispatcher-assisted CPR

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases