Simulation-based Training for Surgery Residents in Aseptic Techniques (CVC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2010
Information provided by:
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Brief Summary:
Central line associated bloodstream infection (CL-ABI) is an important and preventable cause of nosocomial infections and is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality The Centers for Disease Control have published guidelines for the prevention of CL-ABI that represent a collaborative effort by a multidisciplinary coalition of professional organizations that provide evidence based recommendations to prevent catheter related infections [5]. The interventions emphasize five distinct practices, including: education and training of healthcare providers who place and care for catheters, utilizing maximum sterile barrier precautions during catheter placement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nosocomial Infections Other: simulation based training Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: General Surgery Residents Education in Maximum Barrier Precautions During Central Venous Catheter Placement: Effect of Simulation-Based Training
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Surgery residents
general surgery residents undergoing evaluation and training in MBP during CVC placement as per department policy are eligible for the study.
Other: simulation based training
simulation based training in aseptic techniques that included specified AT categories

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary outcome: General surgery residents performance in maximal barrier precaution (MBP) technique during central venous catheter (CVC) placement [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • General surgery residents will be undergoing evaluation and training in MBP according to their department training policy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00787345

United States, New York
St.Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10019
NYC, New York, United States, 10019
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Principal Investigator: Hassan Khouli, MD St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center


Responsible Party: Hassan Khouli, MD, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Identifier: NCT00787345     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-094
First Posted: November 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2010
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center:
precaution technique during central venous catheter placement.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cross Infection
Iatrogenic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes