Decrease the Frequency of Inappropriate Intravenous Lines in Internal Medicine (PERMI)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 4, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière

June 19, 2012
July 4, 2012
July 4, 2012
January 2007
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
frequency of inappropriate intravenous infusion in internal medicine department
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Decrease the Frequency of Inappropriate Intravenous Lines in Internal Medicine
Effect of a Nationwide Teaching Program on the Frequency of Inappropriate Intravenous Lines in Internal Medicine: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Aim: to determine whether a nationwide teaching program delivered to medical doctors can decrease the use of inappropriate intravenous lines in internal medicine
Nationwide multicentre randomized prospective controlled trial enrolling 59 french internal medicine departments. During the first study visit, we collected data of patients with intravenous infusions from each participating centre in order to determine the number and frequency of inappropriate intravenous lines. Using a computerized randomization process (on a 1:1 basis), the participating centres were randomized; Half centres (interventional group) received an educational program consisting of educational material and two educational sessions; the other half did not receive the educational program (control group). The educational program provided medical doctors with posters and slides containing information on valid indications for the prescription and use of intravenous infusions (inability to drink or eat, malabsorption, medication only available intravenously with no oral equivalent). Based on a previous pilot study, we assumed that the the frequency of inappropriate intravenous lines with be approximately 20% at baseline and hypothesize that the nationwide teaching program will decrease this frequency by 50%.
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Acute Medical Patients Hospitalized in Internal Medicine
Other: Education
Teaching program
  • Experimental: Experimental
    Intervention (Teaching program)
    Intervention: Other: Education
  • No Intervention: Control group
    No teaching program
Champion K, Mouly S, Lloret-Linares C, Lopes A, Vicaut E, Bergmann JF; PERMI Investigators Committee. Optimizing the use of intravenous therapy in internal medicine. Am J Med. 2013 Oct;126(10):925.e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.03.028. Epub 2013 Aug 3.

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Same as current
May 2007
April 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Internal medicine department
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Older Adult
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Stephane Mouly, MD PhD, Hopital Lariboisière
Hopital Lariboisière
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Principal Investigator: stephane J mouly, MD PhD Hopital Lariboisiere
Hopital Lariboisière
June 2012

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