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Evaluation of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Recognition by Non-physicians Dispatchers in a French Emergency Dispatch Call Center (OCAR)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01992419
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to measure an improvement in the detection rate of cardiac arrest (CA) in the Dispatch Center as a result of debriefings and repeated trainings for non-medical operators who receive emergency calls.

Condition or disease
Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Year
Official Title: Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest Recognition by Non-physicians Dispatchers in the Paris Fire Brigade Emergency Call Dispatch Center
Study Start Date : November 2013
Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ratio of CA Detected by the emergency dispatcher [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. o Median time between the start of the emergency call and the pronunciation of the words "chest compressions," by the dispatcher [ Time Frame: one year ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Median time elapsed between the start of the emergency call and the actual start of chest compressions by caller [ Time Frame: one year ]
  2. Evaluation of the ventilation mode (hand on abdomen YES/NO, count the interval between two ventilatory movements YES/NO) [ Time Frame: one year ]
    , all calls related to Out -of-hospital Cardiac Arrest were registered , and in the days after, listened to and evaluated.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
residents of Paris urban and suburban area

Inclusion Criteria:

Patient over 15 years old (adult morphology) suffering Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest before or during the call to the Dispatch Center

  • Patient who benefited from the installation of a automated external defibrillator (AED) before or at the time of arrival of the rescuers on the scene

Exclusion Criteria:

Patient conscious at the time of the call

  • OHCA between the end of the phone call and the arrival of rescuers on site
  • OHCA after the rescuers' arrival on site
  • Dispatch Center alerted on "second line" from another institution (Police, SAMU), without the possibility of joining the first caller.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01992419

Paris Fire Brigade Emergency Dept
Paris, France, 75017
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept
Study Chair: Jean-Pierre TOURTIER, MDPhD Prof Paris Fire Brigade - Emergency Medical Dept
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Jost D., Medical Doctor, responsible for clinical research at Paris Fire Brigade, Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01992419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: bspp2013
First Posted: November 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2013
Last Verified: December 2013

Keywords provided by Dr Jost D., Fire Brigade Of Paris Emergency Medicine Dept:
Out-of-hospital Cardiac arrest
telephone dispatch assisted resuscitation
cardiac arrest phone detection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases