Spinal Clearance Study: Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Victorian Trauma Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayside Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00163826
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: January 6, 2016
Last verified: January 2016

September 12, 2005
January 6, 2016
March 2004
August 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Spinal Clearance Study: Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient
Optimisation of Patient Management Through Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient

The Alfred Hospital receives approximately 40% of the major trauma patients in Victoria, all of whom are at risk for spinal injuries. The potential for spinal injuries necessitates the undertaking of appropriate spinal investigations, and a delay in the completion of these investigations exposes the patient to the risk of a missed diagnosis of spinal instability and of complications of immobility; the potential spinal patient is required to wear a neck collar and be nursed lying flat whilst awaiting the completion and the appropriate documentation of spinal X-ray investigations.

The purpose of this study is to identify the issues causing a delay in the process of the completion of the appropriate spinal investigations and the documentation of the results.

The outcome of the proposed research will be the development of a clinical management protocol to expedite the process, with the aim of optimising patient care and reducing complications.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
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Non-Probability Sample
Hospital trauma patients
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Injuries
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Trauma Patients
Major trauma patients
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Completed
299
August 2006
August 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Major trauma patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not subjected to spinal position restrictions on admission
  • Patients deceased prior to spinal clearance
  • Patients transferred to another centre prior to spinal clearance
Both
Child, Adult, Senior
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Australia
 
NCT00163826
163/03
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Bayside Health
Bayside Health
Victorian Trauma Foundation
Principal Investigator: Helen M Ackland, MHSc Bayside Health
Bayside Health
January 2016

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