Use of Vein Viewer for Insertion of Peripheral Venous Cannula in Pediatric Patients With Difficult Intravenous Access
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00935909
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : July 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2013
Outcomes Research Consortium
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Szmuk, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The primary purpose of this prospective, randomized trial is successful intravenous (IV) cannulation on first attempt with the use of either the Vein Viewer (VV) or standard cannulation method. The secondary purpose is to find out if there is a difference in the total time to successful cannulation.
Condition or disease
A single initial data page will be filled out by one of the study team members present with the IV Team at the time of the cannulation. The data from these forms will be entered by the investigator or research assistant into a database maintained only for this study. There will be two groups in this randomized study. One group will receive IV cannulation with the VV and the second group will receive standard cannulation without the VV. The chance of receiving either treatment is based on randomly generated computer codes, unknown by the IV team. We want to evaluate successful IV cannulation on first attempt as well as the time taken for cannulation. All documents will be de-identified of data that contains HIPAA protected health information (PHI) at the end of the study. We estimate approximate enrollment to be 790 children. The study is expected to last 12 months and will only be conducted at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The floor patients meeting the inclusion/exclusion criteria that need an IV
Patients age 0-18 requiring IV cannula (ASA 1-4) with a modified DIVA score ≥ 2 at the time of assessment
Patients with visible veins will be excluded from the study as well as patients with known difficult IV access which are scheduled for PICC line placement.