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Ontario ICU Clinical Best Practices Demonstration Project

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00332982
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2006
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June 1, 2006
June 2, 2006
November 22, 2006
November 2005
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Relative risk of receiving best practices in the ICU.
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  • ICU length of stay
  • Barriers to best practice use in the ICU
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Ontario ICU Clinical Best Practices Demonstration Project
Ontario ICU Clinical Best Practices Demonstration Project
The pragmatic issue at hand how to get physicians and nurses to use best practices… and how to measure consequences of their implementation. This is the science of "knowledge translation", which we are realizing is an "organic" entity. As part of our Critical Care Strategy our goal is to improve the quality and continuity of critical care within our health care system. Toward this goal we are implementing a program which links 16 Ontario hospitals through their critical care units in a Provincial Network.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
  • Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia
  • Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections
  • Pressure Ulcer Prophylaxis
  • DVT Prophylaxis
  • Restrictive Blood Transfusion Strategy
  • Daily Spontaeous Breathing Trials
Behavioral: Focused knowledge translation strategies
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Scales DC, Dainty K, Hales B, Pinto R, Fowler RA, Adhikari NK, Zwarenstein M. A multifaceted intervention for quality improvement in a network of intensive care units: a cluster randomized trial. JAMA. 2011 Jan 26;305(4):363-72. doi: 10.1001/jama.2010.2000. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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September 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cohort of hospitals with Intensive Care Units in Ontario
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Of The Woods District Hospital
  • Lakeridge Health Corporation
  • North Bay General Hospital
  • North York General Hospital
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  • Sault Area Hospital
  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Scarborough Grace Hospital
  • Sudbury Regional Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Hospital Of Barrie
  • Toronto East General Hospital
  • West Parry Sound Health Centre
Principal Investigator: William J Sibbald, MD, MPH Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Science Centre
Study Director: Damon Scales, MD, MSc Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
June 2005

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