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Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01560936
First Posted: March 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mednax Center for Research, Education and Quality
March 19, 2012
March 22, 2012
May 14, 2013
June 2012
March 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Determine contamination rate of parents cellphone in the NICU and identify types of bacteria on cell phones while evaluating the effectiveness of antimicrobial gel in reducing the transmission of bacteria from cellphone to parents hands. [ Time Frame: contamination rate through bacterial swabs ]
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Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU
Surveillance Study of Bacterial Contamination of the Parent's Cell Phone in the NICU and the Effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Gel in Reducing Transmission to the Hands
The purpose of this study is to determine the contamination rate of the parents cell phone in a newborn intensive care setting and identify the types of bacteria contaminating the cell phone as well as evaluating the effectiveness of an antimicrobial gel in reducing the transmission of bacteria from the cell phone to the parents hands.
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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Parent's that have a cell phone when visiting their child in the NICU.
Bacterial Contamination Rate of the Cell Phones
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Completed
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March 2013
March 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents with a cell phone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents that do not have a cell phone
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
13 Years to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
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United States
 
 
NCT01560936
3.0
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Mednax Center for Research, Education and Quality
Mednax Center for Research, Education and Quality
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Principal Investigator: Michael Kamitsuka, MD Swedish Hospital and Medical Center
Mednax Center for Research, Education and Quality
May 2013