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Ultrasound Guidance for Intravenous Cannulation in Emergency Department Patients.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00692549
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Difficult IV Access Device: ultrasound Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
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.
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ultrasound
use of ultrasound
Device: ultrasound
No Intervention: no ultrasound
no ultrasound



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of IV Attempts

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to placement of IV catheter


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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

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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

Responsible Party: John C. Stein MD, University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00692549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RandomizedIVUS
First Posted: June 6, 2008    Key Record Dates
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