Comprehensive Evaluation of a Central Line Simulation Course
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01165398|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2016
|Condition or disease|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||383 participants|
|Official Title:||Comprehensive Evaluation of a Central Line Simulation Course|
|Study Start Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
Residents, PAs, mid level providers
Lehigh Valley Health Network residents, physician assistants, and mid level providers who place central lines and attend the central lines simulation course
- How do variations among course participants in the quality of central line instruction, knowledge of central lines, central line bundle compliance, and other factors relate to the complication and infection rates of their patients? [ Time Frame: At time of complication or infection ]To determine the extent to which ratings of faculty teaching performance, central lines knowledge test scores, performance check scores, and bundle compliance scores, along with variables from the operator database (e.g., Job, Program/Unit, Course Date, Approximate Number of Lines Placed, Number of and/or ICU rotations), relate to complication rates and infection rates.
- How does the quality of central line instruction relate to learner attitudes, knowledge, and compliance of the central line bundle? [ Time Frame: At time of complication or infection ]To measure the relationship between course participants' rating of teaching performance against subscale and overall scores of the central lines knowledge test,and scores from the Performance Check Critical Action worksheet against the total compliance scores. Focus group data will be analyzed to identify perceptions, practices, power dynamics, and barriers to using the checklist and other patient safety protocols of the procedure.
- How have central lines bundle compliance and central line-related complication/infection rates at LVHN changed, and do those changes correspond to changes in policies and practice regarding central lines? [ Time Frame: At time of complication or infection ]Conduct a regression analysis utilizing time (in months) as the predicting variable and complication and infection rates as outcome variables.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01165398
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18103|
|Principal Investigator:||Marna R. Greenberg, DO||Lehigh Valley Health Network|