Identification of Risk Patients in Emergency Medical Services
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03759314|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 29, 2018
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Malnutrition Falling Cognitive Impairment||Other: Observation|
Aim: The purpose of the study is to assess whether it is possible to use a simple screening tool to find out the risk of falling, the nutritional status and the level of cognitive functioning activity when the EMS faces the elderly over the age of 70 years. In addition, the flow of information between primary care and emergency services and nutritionists is examined.
Material and method: Identification of poor nutrition is carried out in the Helsinki University hospital area. All people over the age of 70 requiring ambulance transport will be included in the study for 4 months during 2018. A structured electronic form is used to identify the malnutrition, the level of cognitive functioning activity and the risk of falling. The assessment is performed during the transport. The data is analyzed by the SPSS statistical program both by descriptive and statistical significance by looking at the methods suitable for the data.
Conclusion: The information produced by the research aims to develop (a) Identifying in the ambulance those patients who are at risk; and (b) activating nursing staff and nutritionists and, by means of these measures, increase the number of patients receiving effective nutrition therapy.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Official Title:||Identification of Risk Patients in Emergency Medical Services|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
- Other: Observation
to use a simple screening tool to find out the risk of falling, the nutritional status and the level of cognitive functioning activity
- Identifying in the ambulance those patients who are at risk (over 3 points) [ Time Frame: Through study completion an average of 4 months ]
to use a simple screening tool to find out the risk of falling, the nutritional status and the level of cognitive functioning activity when the EMS faces the elderly over the age of 70 The risk-screening tool is based on valid scales. RISK SCREENING TOOL;
Risk of falling:
Prediction of falls (4 items, 0-3 points) Self-reporting of falls over a 12-month period (3 items, 0-3 points)
Home care and meal services (3 items) Nutritional status (4 items, 0-3 points) Effect of the diseases on nutrition (4 items, 0-3 points) Age (1 item, 1 point)
Delirium and cognitive functioning:
Alertness / memory / attention deficit / symptoms (4 items, 0-3 points)
> 70 years patient The patient's physical state allows. Mostly completed during transport (no need to add actual time on scene). Possible risk points are reported at donation to the emergency department.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03759314
|Contact: Marja Mäkinen, PhDemail@example.com|
|Contact: Maaret Castrén, MD, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Emergency Medicine and Services, Helsinki University Hospital and Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland||Recruiting|
|Helsinki, Helsinki Usimaa, Finland|
|Contact: Marja Mäkinen, PhD +358407754585 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Marja Mäkinen, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Heini Harve-Rytsälä, MD, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Jussi Pirneskoski, MD, PhD|
|Principal Investigator: Maaret Castrén, MD, PhD|