Time to Defibrillation Using Automated External Defibrillators by Pediatric Residents in Simulated Cardiac Arrests
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00640354|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2008
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pediatric Residents||Device: Automated external defibrillator Device: Manual defibrillator||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|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|
|Study Start Date :||December 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2007|
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.
- Time to defibrillation [ Time Frame: Within 5 minutes of the start of the simulated cardiac arrest ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00640354
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Children's Hospital|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Antonio R Mott, MD||Baylor College of Medicine|