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Ultrasound Guidance for Intravenous Cannulation in Emergency Department Patients.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00692549
First Posted: June 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2008
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Information provided by:
University of California, San Francisco
  Purpose
A randomized trial of the use of ultrasound by emergency physicians in the placement of intravenous catheters in emergency patients who are found to have difficult intravenous access (defined as two failed attempts by nursing staff).

Condition Intervention
Difficult IV Access Device: ultrasound

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation in Emergency Department Patients With Difficult IV Access: a Randomized Trial.

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Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of IV Attempts

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to placement of IV catheter

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ultrasound
use of ultrasound
Device: ultrasound
No Intervention: no ultrasound
no ultrasound

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients requiring an IV in the emergency department and who have two failed attempts by nursing staff

Exclusion Criteria:

  • emergent need for IV access
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
United States, California
University of California
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Responsible Party: John C. Stein MD, University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00692549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RandomizedIVUS
First Submitted: June 4, 2008
First Posted: June 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
ultrasound
iv access
Patients with difficult iv access in emergency departments.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes