Point of Care Device Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Karen A. Santucci
M. Douglas Baker
i-Stat Corporation
Information provided by:
Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 31, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2006
History: No changes posted
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
Device: Point of Care Device; i-Stat Analyzer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: 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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically requiring bloodwork capable by the POC device

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Requiring other bloodwork such as medication levels, WBC
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00285285

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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285285     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25448 
Study First Received: January 31, 2006
Last Updated: January 31, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Digestive System Diseases
Disease Attributes
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016