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Critical Care EEG Course

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03545776
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2020
Versailles Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ictal Group

Brief Summary:

Knowledge of the basic fundamental skills of electroencephalography would enable medical and nursing staffs to provide efficient and effective bedside EEG monitoring in critically ill patients.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of a 10-points EEG teaching program to allow bedside caregivers (medical and nursing intensive care unit staff) interpreting EEG in the critical care setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Electroencephalogram Intensive Care Units Teaching Intervention Other: Critical Care EEG Course

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Teaching the Basics of Electroencephalography to Critical Care Teams
Actual Study Start Date : May 22, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : July 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Critical Care

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Educational program

Medical and nursing staff will be given a 10-points EEG face-to-face initial training course that will be preceded by a pre-test evaluation and followed by delayed post-test evaluations.

Training will be followed by an online teaching consisting on additional questions and answers quizzes based on the 10 educational goals already described elsewhere.

In order to avoid any risk of intrasite contamination, all the learners benefiting from the training in the same department will be trained in a uniform time, with respect to the training schedule regarding post-test evaluations (day-1, day-15 and day-30). A final evaluation will be performed at day-90 after beginning of the training course.

Other: Critical Care EEG Course

Medical and nursing staff will be given a 10-points EEG face-to-face initial training course followed by an online teaching and educational quizzes at day-1, day-15 and day-30 after initial training. A final evaluation will be performed at day-90 after beginning of the training course.

10-points EEG educational objectives : physiological rhythms, reactivity, symmetry, effects of sedation, burst suppression, paroxysmal activities, periodic / pseudoperiodic activities, rhythmic activities, artifacts, null EEG

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall EEG interpretation [ Time Frame: at Day 90 ]
    Percentage of learners with a correct answer rate.Training will be considered as efficient if more than 75% of learners are associated with a correct answer rate above 80% to EEG interpretation test at day 90 after initial training.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Before/After Comparison [ Time Frame: from Day 1 to Day 90 after face-to-face training ]
    Comparison of correct answer rate between pre-test and post-tests evaluations at day 1, day 15, day 30 and day 90 after face-to-face training Analyzes will be carried out according to each of the 10-points educational goals, according to the medical or nursing staff category, according to the student's degree and according to the center and to usual way of using EEG (continuous, sequential, external provider)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Critical care medical and nursing staff

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Volunteers among medical and nursing ICU staff of the participating ICUs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Experienced or trained ICU staff members to EEG interpretation (pre-test score > 5/10)

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03545776

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Medico-Surgical Intensive Care Unit - Ambroise Pare Hospital
Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 92100
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Beaujon Hospital
Clichy, France
Intensive Care Unit - Versailles Hospital
Le Chesnay, France, 78150
Medical Intensive Care Unit - Cochin Teaching Hospital
Paris, France, 75000
Medico-Surgical Intensive Care Unit - Saint Joseph Hospital
Paris, France, 75014
Intensive Care Unit - Foch Hospital
Suresnes, France, 92150
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ictal Group
Versailles Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Ictal Group Identifier: NCT03545776    
Other Study ID Numbers: Critical Care EEG Course
First Posted: June 4, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No