Oxygen Monitoring of Patients After Surgery on the Hospital General Care Floor
The pain medication given after major surgery may cause some patients to stop breathing for periods of time especially at night time. An oxygen monitor may reflect this abnormal breathing pattern. This is an observational study of 100 post-operative patients who will be monitored with a pulse oximeter for a minimum of two nights and a maximum of five nights to determine the prevalence of this abnormal breathing pattern.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Oxygen Saturation Monitoring in the General Care Floor (GCF): An Observational Study of Repetitive Reductions in Airflow|
- Number of General Care Floor Patients Exhibiting a Saturation Pattern Detection (SPD) Alert. [ Time Frame: 5 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Number of patients on the General care Floor in which a SPD (Saturation Pattern Detection) Alert occurs. Each patient wore a sensor on their finger continuously after surgery for up to 5 days. The sensor was attached to a Nellcor N600X oximeter which measures blood oxygen level. A SPD alert detects a patient's blood oxygen level that is increasing and decreasing in a pattern that is associated with periods of no breathing.
- Number of Participants With Adverse Events (AE) Caused by no Breathing [ Time Frame: Five Nights ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Number of participants with Airway Obstruction that caused the patient to stop breathing Number of participants with Cardiac arrest w/resuscitation caused by the patient not breathing
|Study Start Date:||February 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Oxygen Monitoring
No further details necessary or available.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01082575
|United States, California|
|Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital|
|Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93102|
|United States, Louisiana|
|New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70131|
|United States, Texas|
|Texas Health Research & Education Institute|
|Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104|
|Study Chair:||Roger Mecca, MD||Medtronic - MITG|