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Point of Care Device Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00285285
First Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2006
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Collaborators:
Karen A. Santucci
M. Douglas Baker
i-Stat Corporation
Information provided by:
Yale University
  Purpose
To compare the effect of “point-of-care” (POC) analysis of blood work with traditional laboratory methods on length of stay in a pediatric emergency department (PED).

Condition Intervention
Dehydration Seizure Gastroenteritis Hyperglycemia Device: Point of Care Device; i-Stat Analyzer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Randomized Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Point-of-Care Testing in Decreasing Length of Stay in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Length of Stay

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time length for results return, disposition decision, time in ED proper

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2004
Detailed Description:
This study was a prospective, randomized controlled study of patients requiring blood work that a POC device was capable of performing. Length of time spent at various timepoints were prospectively recorded by a dedicated research assistant after randomization.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically requiring bloodwork capable by the POC device

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Requiring other bloodwork such as medication levels, WBC
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00285285


Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Karen A. Santucci
M. Douglas Baker
i-Stat Corporation
Investigators
Study Director: M. Douglas Baker, MD Yale University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285285     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25448
First Submitted: January 31, 2006
First Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by Yale University:
Point-of-care Testing
Pediatric Emergency Department
Length of Stay
Efficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Seizures
Hyperglycemia
Gastroenteritis
Dehydration
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance