Standard Operating Procedures in Daily Clinical Routine

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 16, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 5, 2008
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University of Schleswig-Holstein

Brief Summary:

Primary study endpoint: blood sugar values

Patients: Patients admitted to an ICU

5 steps:

  1. Routine treatment,
  2. Implementation of SOP for blood sugar monitoring and intervention,
  3. Education of intensive care nurses,
  4. 6 months free interval without further education or check-up of SOP implementation,
  5. Check of SOP implementation and clinical outcome concerning range of blood sugar

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blood Glucose Behavioral: Implementation of SOP Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
SOP for blood glucose monitoring and treatment was implemented on an intensive care unit. Staff was trained. After a free interval patient's outcome was monitored in terms of daily blood sugar profile prior implementation of SOP and after implementation+free interval of SOP.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 800 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does Implementation of a Standard Operating Procedure for Blood Sugar Control Into Daily Clinical Routine Improve Care of Patients
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Sugar
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
Blood sugar monitoring and intervention as clinical routine, no SOP defined and implemented
Experimental: 2
Blood sugar monitoring after implementation of SOP
Behavioral: Implementation of SOP
SOP for blood sugar monitoring and intervention will be defined and ICU nurses will be educated to use this SOP in clinical routine
Other Name: Insulin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. blood sugar range [ Time Frame: 4 times a day for total ICU stay ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ICU length of stay [ Time Frame: After discharge from ICU ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted to an ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient's or close relative's refusal

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00596128

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, UK S-H Campus Kiel
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 24105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Schleswig-Holstein
Principal Investigator: jens Scholz, MD, Chair Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, UK S-H Campus Kiel, kiel, Germany

Responsible Party: Jens Scholz, Department of Anaesthesiology, UK S-H Campus Kiel Identifier: NCT00596128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UK-SH_Hanss_2008/01
First Posted: January 16, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 5, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by University of Schleswig-Holstein:
Blood glucose
Clinical pathways