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Ultrasound Assisted Peripheral Venous Access in Young Children

This study has been completed.
Children's Miracle Network
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University of California, Davis Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2007
Last updated: February 13, 2017
Last verified: November 2007
November 8, 2007
February 13, 2017
August 2003
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venous visualization (with ultrasound) and venipuncture success rate [ Time Frame: one year ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00557154 on Archive Site
Anticipated difficulty of venipuncture (rated on visual analog scale) [ Time Frame: one year ]
Same as current
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Ultrasound Assisted Peripheral Venous Access in Young Children
Ultrasound Assisted Peripheral Venous Access in Young Children: A Pilot and Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial
The purpose of this study is to learn how the use of ultrasound helps with the placement of an intravenous (i.v.) catheter in young children.
In an academic pediatric Emergency Depratment (ED), we performed a randomized clinical trial of children < 7 years of age, who required i.v. access and who had failed the first i.v. attempt. We randomized patients to either continued standard i.v. attempts or ultrasound-assisted attempts. Clinicians involved in the study received one hour of training in ultrasound localization of peripheral veins. In the ultrasound group, vein localization was performed by an ED physician who marked the skin overlying the target vessel. Intravenous cannulation attempts were then immediately performed by a pediatric ED nurse who relied on the skin mark for vessel location. We allowed for technique cross-over after two failed i.v. attempts. We recorded success rate and location of access attempts.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Device: ultrasound
    ultrasound used to identify target vein
  • Device: standard technique for venipuncture
    routine equipment
  • Experimental: 1
    Ultrasound used to visualize peripheral venous anatomy. This guides subsequent attempts at venipuncture.
    Intervention: Device: ultrasound
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Routine venipuncture using standard methods.
    Intervention: Device: standard technique for venipuncture
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
July 2004
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 7 years of age
  • Emergency Department patients
  • Parents available for consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Critical illness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 7 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
S-9400847-018LA ( Other Identifier: Other )
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University of California, Davis
Children's Miracle Network
Principal Investigator: Aaron E Bair, MD University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis
November 2007

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