Time to Defibrillation Using Automated External Defibrillators by Pediatric Residents in Simulated Cardiac Arrests
Automated external defibrillators have improved survival for adult in hospital cardiac arrest. Automated external defibrillators are approved for children aged 1 year and older for out of hospital cardiac arrests. It is unknown whether automated external defibrillators have a role for in hospital pediatric cardiac arrests.
The purpose of study is to compare the management of cardiac rhythm disorders by pediatric residents using an automated external defibrillator versus a standard defibrillator in simulated pediatric cardiac arrests.
It is our hypothesis that residents using an automated external defibrillator will have a shorter time to defibrillation.
|Pediatric Residents||Device: Automated external defibrillator Device: Manual defibrillator|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Defibrillation by Automated External Defibrillators Versus Manual Defibrillators in Simulated Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Pediatric Residents|
- Time to defibrillation [ Time Frame: Within 5 minutes of the start of the simulated cardiac arrest ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Pediatric residents randomized to having an automated external defibrillator
Device: Automated external defibrillator
Residents randomized to this group had an automated external defibrillator available for the simulated cardiac arrest. The automated external defibrillator did not actually discharge energy into the simulated patient
Active Comparator: 2
Pediatric residents randomized to having a manual defibrillator
Device: Manual defibrillator
Residents randomized to this group had a manual defibrillator available for the simulated cardiac arrest. The defibrillator did not actually discharge energy into the simulated patient.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00640354
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Children's Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Antonio R Mott, MD||Baylor College of Medicine|