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Effectiveness Study of the BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01104103
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Pre-determined stopping point met with signficant difference between intervention and control groups.)
First Posted : April 15, 2010
Results First Posted : August 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 20, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
North American Rescue, LLC
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Bradley, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band is superior to standard methods for starting an IV.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Catheterization, Peripheral Device: BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band Device: Standard elastic constricting band Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
We will test the hypothesis that paramedics and nurses treating in- and out-of-hospital patients with a BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band, compared to paramedics using standard treatment, will have better success rates for peripheral IV access.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 467 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band: A Single Blind, Cohort Study of Effectiveness
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BOA(R)
Nurse or paramedic uses the BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band to attempt placement of an upper extremity IV in an adult
Device: BOA(R)-Constricting IV Band
Device applied in accordance with manufacturer's instructions
Other Name: NSN: 6515-01-537-2611
Active Comparator: Standard care
Nurse or paramedic uses standard IV starting technique in the upper extremity of adults
Device: Standard elastic constricting band
Standard therapy
Other Name: elastic constricting band (Cardinal Health; McGaw Park, IL)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success [ Time Frame: five minutes (average) ]
    This outcome will measure self-reported success at starting the peripheral intravenous lines in the upper extremity of adults. Success is defined as an IV line through which blood may be aspirated and flushes freely without evidence of fluid extravasation. To be successful, the IV must be placed within a maximum of three attempts. We will report the number and percentage of patients with successful for both therapies.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. First Stick Success [ Time Frame: Five minutes (average) ]
    This outcome will report the number of IV attempts as defined by the tip of the needle piercing the skin. The results for each IV attempt will be an ordinal number between one and three. We will compare the number and percentage of patients in each group (1, 2, or 3 sticks) between the two therapies.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Paramedics employed by the City of Houston or nurses employed by Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center
  • Agree to participate through written consent process

Exclusion Criteria:

  • City of Houston paramedics and Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center nurses who do not provide written informed consent to participate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01104103


Locations
United States, Texas
Houston Fire Department
Houston, Texas, United States, 77002
Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030-1501
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
North American Rescue, LLC
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard N Bradley, M.D. The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Publications:
Responsible Party: Richard Bradley, Associate Professor - Emergency Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01104103     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NAR UTH 001
First Posted: April 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 20, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 20, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by Richard Bradley, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Catheterization, Peripheral
Disposable Equipment
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Nursing