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Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2010 by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01058967
First Posted: January 29, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2010
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Collaborator:
SonoSite, Inc.
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of ultrasound by aeromedical prehospital providers.

Condition
Major Trauma Patients

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: UTHSC-H Proposal for Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims.

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome for this study is to determine if the aeromedical prehospital providers are able to accurately and rapidly perform and interpret eFAST exams in major trauma victims. [ Time Frame: 6 month ]

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
major trauma victims
Code 3 patients (highest acuity) admitted to hospital via air ambulance service

Detailed Description:

This study will be divided into three parts. The first portion involves the education/inservices of the aeromedical prehospital providers to document the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and interpret eFAST exams using ultrasound pre hospitalization.

The second portion involves testing the logistics of utilization of prehospital ultrasound. Data will be collected by the participating aeromedical prehospital providers to rate the durability of the equipment, difficulty in preforming the eFAST exam, interference with other actions and ability of retention of images.

The third portion will involve the aeromedical prehospital providers performing the eFAST exam using the ultrasound prehospital and comparing their findings with the gold standard exam, CT scan, while patient is in the emergency department.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who have experienced a major traumatic injury highest acuity trauma activation (Code III status) transported from scene to hospital via Life Flight (hospital aeroambulance service)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Code 3 trauma activation Admitted directly from scene Transported via Life Flight (aeromedical ambulance)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • transfer from outside hospital
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01058967


Locations
United States, Texas
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
SonoSite, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Greg Press, MD UTHSC-Houston
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Greg Press, M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01058967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-08-0085
First Submitted: January 27, 2010
First Posted: January 29, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Code III trauma (highest acuity)
Life Flight aeromedical ambulance service

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries