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Simulation-based Training for Surgery Residents in Aseptic Techniques (CVC)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Identifier:
First received: November 6, 2008
Last updated: September 20, 2010
Last verified: May 2008
Central line associated bloodstream infection (CL-ABI) is an important and preventable cause of nosocomial infections and is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality The Centers for Disease Control have published guidelines for the prevention of CL-ABI that represent a collaborative effort by a multidisciplinary coalition of professional organizations that provide evidence based recommendations to prevent catheter related infections [5]. The interventions emphasize five distinct practices, including: education and training of healthcare providers who place and care for catheters, utilizing maximum sterile barrier precautions during catheter placement.

Condition Intervention Phase
Nosocomial Infections Other: simulation based training Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: General Surgery Residents Education in Maximum Barrier Precautions During Central Venous Catheter Placement: Effect of Simulation-Based Training

Further study details as provided by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary outcome: General surgery residents performance in maximal barrier precaution (MBP) technique during central venous catheter (CVC) placement [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Surgery residents
general surgery residents undergoing evaluation and training in MBP during CVC placement as per department policy are eligible for the study.
Other: simulation based training
simulation based training in aseptic techniques that included specified AT categories

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General surgery residents will be undergoing evaluation and training in MBP according to their department training policy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00787345

United States, New York
St.Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10019
NYC, New York, United States, 10019
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Principal Investigator: Hassan Khouli, MD St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
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Responsible Party: Hassan Khouli, MD, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Identifier: NCT00787345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-094
Study First Received: November 6, 2008
Last Updated: September 20, 2010

Keywords provided by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center:
precaution technique during central venous catheter placement.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cross Infection
Iatrogenic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 21, 2017