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Time to Defibrillation Using Automated External Defibrillators by Pediatric Residents in Simulated Cardiac Arrests

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00640354
First Posted: March 21, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2008
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Information provided by:
Baylor College of Medicine
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Pediatric Residents Device: Automated external defibrillator Device: Manual defibrillator

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (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

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to defibrillation [ Time Frame: Within 5 minutes of the start of the simulated cardiac arrest ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
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.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric resident at Baylor College of Medicine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a pediatric resident at Baylor College of Medicine
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00640354


Locations
United States, Texas
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Antonio R Mott, MD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

Publications:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Joseph Rossano / Cardiology Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00640354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H - 18876
First Submitted: March 18, 2008
First Posted: March 21, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by Baylor College of Medicine:
Automated External Defibrillator
Resuscitation
Pediatric

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases