This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition major trauma patients
Sponsor The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Collaborator SonoSite, Inc.
Start date January 2010
End date September 2010
Trial size 500 participants
Trial identifier NCT01058967, HSC-MS-08-0085


The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of ultrasound by aeromedical prehospital providers.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case-only
Time perspective prospective
Code 3 patients (highest acuity) admitted to hospital via air ambulance service

Primary Outcomes

The primary outcome for this study is to determine if the aeromedical prehospital providers are able to accurately and rapidly perform and interpret eFAST exams in major trauma victims.
time frame: 6 month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Code 3 trauma activation Admitted directly from scene Transported via Life Flight (aeromedical ambulance) Exclusion Criteria: - transfer from outside hospital

Additional Information

Official title UTHSC-H Proposal for Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims.
Principal investigator Greg Press, MD
Description This study will be divided into three parts. The first portion involves the education/inservices of the aeromedical prehospital providers to document the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and interpret eFAST exams using ultrasound pre hospitalization. The second portion involves testing the logistics of utilization of prehospital ultrasound. Data will be collected by the participating aeromedical prehospital providers to rate the durability of the equipment, difficulty in preforming the eFAST exam, interference with other actions and ability of retention of images. The third portion will involve the aeromedical prehospital providers performing the eFAST exam using the ultrasound prehospital and comparing their findings with the gold standard exam, CT scan, while patient is in the emergency department.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.