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MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2015 by Maricopa Integrated Health System
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First received: November 19, 2010
Last updated: November 17, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The investigators will quantify the quality of chest compressions provided in the Emergency Department and determine whether the quality of chest compressions is related to patient outcome. The quality of chest compressions and patient outcomes will be assessed both before and after the introduction of audiovisual feedback in real time.

Cardiac Arrest

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project

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Further study details as provided by Maricopa Integrated Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CPR quality [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measurement of chest compression depth and rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health care outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Mortality and the following adverse events: infection, bleeding, DVT, hyperkalemia

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The Emergency Department will be using E-series unit manufactured by ZOLL Medical Group (Chelmsford, MA). These units are equipped with an accelerometer-based system that allows for measurement of chest compression depth and rate. These units are also equipped with RealCPRHelp, and FDA-approved technology that provides real-time audiovisual feedback to providers on the quality of chest compressions.

In the first phase of the project, the ED providers will utilize the E-series units to treat all patients requiring chest compressions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to the ED who require chest compressions

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 18 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01245699

Contact: Bentley J Bobrow, MD 602-344-5417
Contact: David A Drachman, PhD 602-344-5161

United States, Arizona
Maricopa Integrated Health System Recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Principal Investigator: Bentley J Bobrow, MD Maricopa Integrated Health System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maricopa Integrated Health System Identifier: NCT01245699     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-037 
Study First Received: November 19, 2010
Last Updated: November 17, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Maricopa Integrated Health System:
Cardiac arrest, CPR, quality improvement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on October 21, 2016