Testing the Feasibility of Patient Controlled Sedation for Ventilated ICU Patients (PCS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01606852|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2012
Results First Posted : March 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2018
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is the most frequently used life-support modality in intensive care units (ICUs). To reduce anxiety, stress and promote tolerance of MV, nurses frequently administer a variety of sedative medications to their patients based on subjective observations.
The investigators hypothesize that patient-controlled sedation, compared to clinician-directed sedation, will decrease sedative exposure while decreasing patient anxiety during the episode of mechanical ventilation.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Acute Respiratory Failure Anxiety||Drug: Dexmedetomidine||Phase 1 Phase 2|
A study to determine whether critically ill patients, during a substantial portion of their time on mechanical ventilation, can reduce anxiety symptoms better with PCS than their caregivers while reducing over-sedation, duration of mechanical ventilation and length of ICU stay will require hundreds of subjects enrolled on a multi-day protocol. However, patient-controlled sedation has been used in less than 20 patients and only for less than 24 hours. Therefore this study is designed to:
- Establish the feasibility of subject recruitment and protocol adherence in a randomized pilot trial that compares patient-controlled sedation (PCS) using dexmedetomidine to usual sedation practice in mechanically ventilated patients. Feasibility will be defined by: a) number and proportion of patients or proxies who consent to enrollment, b) proportion of eligible subjects enrolled on Days 1,2,3,4 etc, of mechanical ventilation, c) number of days on protocol, up to five days, that subjects successfully use the PCS device, d) ability of ICU nurses to adjust the pump and adhere to the infusion rates of the PCS protocol.
- Develop and refine the study protocol including: a) improving the proportion of patient daily assessments actually completed such as anxiety and delirium scales, b) develop a protocol to reliably determine when the subject is not able to self-manage their sedation due to weakness, confusion or severe illness; c) create rules for suspending PCS therapy and d) develop a post-ICU symptom interview.
- Estimate effect sizes on key variables to inform the design of a future randomized trial to compare: a) sedative exposure, anxiety levels, and delirium occurrence between groups, b) adverse event rates and protocol violations related to the drug, pump or both; and c) duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU stay.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Testing the Feasibility of Patient Controlled Sedation for Ventilated ICU Patients|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2015|
No Intervention: usual sedative practice
Subjects will have "usual care" sedation directed by their patient care team with no protocolized restriction on drug doses, selection or duration.
Experimental: Patient controlled sedation
Subjects will be given the hand actuator connected to a Lifecare PCA Infusion System in the PCA + continuous mode with the syringe filled with 4 ucg/ml of dexmedetomidine. A loading dose (0.5 mcg/kg) will be given followed by a continuous basal infusion (0.2-0.7 mcg/kg/hr) with 3 allowable patient-controlled self-boluses per hour (0.25 mcg/kg) each with a 20-minute lock-out. Bedside RNs will adjust the basal rate to a maximum of based on the number of bolus requests in the prior two hours. Subjects can also receive bolus supplemental sedative medications (benzodiazepines and/or opioids)if needed in the judgment of the patient-care nurse.
loading dose (0.5 mcg/kg i.v.), followed by a continuous basal infusion (0.2-0.7 mcg/kg/hr) with 3 allowable patient-controlled self-boluses per hour (0.25 mcg/kg) each with a 20-minute lock-out. Study infusion up to 5 days.
Other Name: Administered via a Lifecare PCA Infusion System (Hospira)
- Aggregate Sedative Exposure During PCS Use (up to 5 Days). [ Time Frame: 5 days after enrollment ]Will use the sedation intensity score Scale is based on a score of 1 (full arousal) to 4 (no arousal)
- Number of Participants With Adverse Events [ Time Frame: During 5 days of study protocol ]arterial hypotension, bradycardia, self-extubations, and protocol violations related to drug, pump or both.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01606852
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota Medical Center|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455|
|Principal Investigator:||Craig Weinert, MD||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|