Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||major trauma patients|
|Sponsor||The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston|
|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.
Code 3 patients (highest acuity) admitted to hospital via air ambulance service
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
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
|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.|
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