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Questionnaire of the Section Perioperative Intensive Care of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) on Standardized Drug Labelling

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01232088
First Posted: November 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  Purpose
Medication errors are common in intensive care (Valentin A et al., BMJ. 2009;338). Standardized color coded labels for user applied syringes enjoy strong support from many health professionals, thinking that this might increase patient safety. Whether this is true or not warrants further research.

Condition
Drug Labelling

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Questionnaire of the Section Perioperative Intensive Care of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) on Standardized Drug Labelling

Further study details as provided by Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective is to assess if standardized drug syringe labelling is used in European ICUs. [ Time Frame: A period of 90 days. ]
    Online survey for ICU physicians (members of the ESICM).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The second objectives is to assess 1. if standards for drug syringe labelling are similar in European ICUs and 2. if users expect that standardized drug syringe labelling should be delivered by the pharmaceutical industry. [ Time Frame: A period of 90 days ]
    Online survey for ICU physicians (members of the ESICM).


Enrollment: 482
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Data collection group: ICU physicians
Online survey for ICU physicians (members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)).

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Members of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01232088


Locations
Germany
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Campus Virchow Klinikum/Campus Charité Mitte
Berlin, Germany, 13353/10117
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Claudia Spies, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine CVK/CCM, Charite University, Berlin, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01232088     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Standardized Drug Labelling
First Submitted: November 1, 2010
First Posted: November 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Claudia Spies, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
drug labelling
standardized drug syringe labelling
European ICU