Does Implementing a Urinanylsis Protocol Based on Symptoms Decrease Length of Stay in the Emergency Department?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2007 by University of California, Los Angeles.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2007
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The implementation of nursing urinanlysis protocols based off of symptoms of urinary infections will significantly decrease the length of a patient's stay in the Emergency Department.

Condition Intervention
Urinary Tract Infections
Other: Urinanlysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial Showing the Effect of Patient Lenght of Stay in the Emergency Department Through Utilizing a Urinalysis Nursing Protocol.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of Stay in the Emergency Department [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physician decision making on ordering urinalysis based off of chief complaints [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Recieves urinalysis by nurse per set protocol based off of inclusion criteria
Other: Urinanlysis
sending a Urine sample to the laboratory for processing
Other Name: UA
No Intervention: 2
ordering of test will be up to the treating physician


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients between 16 and 65 years of age complaining of any of the following: dysuria, hematuria, urinary frequency, urinary urgency

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any person less than 16 or greater than 65 years of age, history of kidney disease or transplant, foley catherization within the last 30 days, on immuno-suppresent and/or receiving chemotherapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00583648

Contact: Andrew W Seefeld, M.D. 310-825-2112
Contact: David Schriger, M.D., M.P.H. 310-794-0593

United States, California
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Principal Investigator: Andrew W Seefeld, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Andrew W Seefeld, M.D. University of California, Los Angeles
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Responsible Party: Dr. David Schriger, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Emergency Medicine Identifier: NCT00583648     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA-urineprotocol  UCLA-12345 
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: December 20, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
urinary tract infections
urine protocols
urinalysis protocols
nursing protocols
Emergency Department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Tract Infections
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Urologic Diseases processed this record on February 04, 2016