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Decrease the Frequency of Inappropriate Intravenous Lines in Internal Medicine (PERMI)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2012
Last updated: July 3, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
Aim: to determine whether a nationwide teaching program delivered to medical doctors can decrease the use of inappropriate intravenous lines in internal medicine

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Medical Patients Hospitalized in Internal Medicine Other: Education Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Effect of a Nationwide Teaching Program on the Frequency of Inappropriate Intravenous Lines in Internal Medicine: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • frequency of inappropriate intravenous infusion in internal medicine department

Enrollment: 59
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Experimental
Intervention (Teaching program)
Other: Education
Teaching program
No Intervention: Control group
No teaching program

Detailed Description:
Nationwide multicentre randomized prospective controlled trial enrolling 59 french internal medicine departments. During the first study visit, we collected data of patients with intravenous infusions from each participating centre in order to determine the number and frequency of inappropriate intravenous lines. Using a computerized randomization process (on a 1:1 basis), the participating centres were randomized; Half centres (interventional group) received an educational program consisting of educational material and two educational sessions; the other half did not receive the educational program (control group). The educational program provided medical doctors with posters and slides containing information on valid indications for the prescription and use of intravenous infusions (inability to drink or eat, malabsorption, medication only available intravenously with no oral equivalent). Based on a previous pilot study, we assumed that the the frequency of inappropriate intravenous lines with be approximately 20% at baseline and hypothesize that the nationwide teaching program will decrease this frequency by 50%.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Internal medicine department
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01633307

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hopital Lariboisière
Principal Investigator: stephane J mouly, MD PhD Hopital Lariboisiere
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Professor of Medicine, Hopital Lariboisière Identifier: NCT01633307     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PERMI
Study First Received: June 19, 2012
Last Updated: July 3, 2012

Keywords provided by Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière:
intravenous infusion processed this record on September 21, 2017