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Echocardiographic Examination Performed by Nurses in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00886548
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Delayed inclusion)
First Posted : April 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Levanger Hospital

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is:

  • To study the clinical usefulness of nurse-performed ultrasound and echocardiographic examinations in a cardiac intensive care unit.
  • To study reproducibility of nurse-performed ultrasound and echocardiographic examinations in a cardiac intensive care unit.
  • To study which ultrasound measure that best correlate with the amount of pleural effusion.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Heart Failure Myocardial Infarction Pleural Effusion Procedure: Ultrasound performed

Detailed Description:
For a period of 1 year patients in our cardiac intensive care unit will be recruited to nurse-drive ultrasound and echocardiographic examinations, after informed consent. Nurses underwent a training programme and their skills are approved by cardiologist. Our department does not always have a cardiologist on duty and indication for nurse-driven ultrasound examination is decided by the doctor responsible for the treatment, who not always are trained in echocardiography/ultrasound. We aim to study the described hypothesis.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Echocardiographic Examination Performed by Nurses in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Is it Clinical Useful?
Study Start Date : April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Ultrasound performed
Single arm study.
Procedure: Ultrasound performed
Nurse-driven ultrasound performed



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of diagnosis [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of treatment [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ]
  2. Quantification of pleural effusion [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ]
  3. Reproducibility of nurse-performed examinations [ Time Frame: 6-12 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients hospitalized at Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Levanger Hospital
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient at Cardiac intensive care unit, Levanger Hospital
  • Doctor responsible for treatment finds echocardiographic/ultrasound examination indicated.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
Norway
Department of Medicine, Hospital of Levanger
Levanger, Norway, 7600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Levanger Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Håvard Dalen, MD Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust

Responsible Party: Dr Håvard Dalen, Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00886548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SL-20091
First Posted: April 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2016
Last Verified: May 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Infarction
Myocardial Infarction
Pleural Effusion
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Necrosis
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases