Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
SonoSite, Inc.
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The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2010
Last updated: July 22, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of ultrasound by aeromedical prehospital providers.

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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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)
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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)

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • transfer from outside hospital
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01058967

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.
Principal Investigator: Greg Press, MD UTHSC-Houston
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Greg Press, M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Identifier: NCT01058967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-MS-08-0085 
Study First Received: January 27, 2010
Last Updated: July 22, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

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