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Evaluation of Essential Surgical Skills-Emergency Maternal and Child Health (ESS-EMCH) Training by Assessing the Doctors' Practices

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00880204
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2009 by Child Advocacy International.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The aim of the proposed study is to determine if specific training in management of general, obstetric, neonatal and pediatric emergencies results in a change in practice of doctors working in emergency departments of public sector hospitals in three districts of Pakistan. The overall goal of the proposed study is to test the ability of a standard course (5-days training) to promote the provision of effective and evidence based practices in public sector hospital settings.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sepsis Asthma Heart Failure Seizure Coma Behavioral: ESS-EMCH training

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Evaluation of Essential Surgical Skills-Emergency Maternal and Child Health (ESS-EMCH) Training by Assessing the Doctors' Practices in Pakistan
Study Start Date : May 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2009

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Trained doctors
ESS-EMCH Training will be provided to doctors working in general emergency, pediatrics and obstetrics department in district hospitals.
Behavioral: ESS-EMCH training
The trainings of the ESS-EMCH programme are based on two well-tried and tested structured training methodologies of "Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)" and "Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET)".
No Intervention: No Training
No training will be given to doctors (act as controls)

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To examine the ability of ESS-EMCH to change doctors' practices for managing obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric emergency care, including major trauma, in public sector hospital settings [ Time Frame: 1-2 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • doctors working in emergency department, pediatrics and obstetric department in district hospitals

Exclusion Criteria:

  • doctors at leave for more than 1 week
  • working in other departments of district hospitals
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00880204

Contact: Yasir B Nisar, MPH +923435001576 drbin01@hotmail.com
Contact: Assad Hafeez, MRCP +923008569781 az10@hotmail.com

CAI Not yet recruiting
Islamabad, Capital, Pakistan, 44000
Contact: Assad Hafeez, MRCP       az10@homail.com   
Principal Investigator: Yasir B Nisar, MPH         
Sub-Investigator: Assad Hafeez, MRCP         
Sub-Investigator: Shamsa Zafar, FCPS         
Sub-Investigator: Arshad Mohammad, MSc         
District Headquarters Hospital Recruiting
Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
Contact: Ijaz H Anjum, MBBS    +923228978322      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Child Advocacy International
John Snow, Inc.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Principal Investigator: Yasir B Nisar, MPH CAI
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Assad Hafeez, CAI
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00880204     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRT2008
First Posted: April 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by Child Advocacy International:
Cluster Randomized Trial
Life threatening emergency event

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms