Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions cardiovascular risk factors, coronary disease, cardiac arrest
Treatments cpr training using the family and friends cpr anytime video self instruction, implementation of a hospital-based cpr training model, follow-up prompting to encourage skill retention
Phase phase 2
Sponsor University of Pennsylvania
Start date November 2011
End date December 2016
Trial size 5000 participants
Trial identifier NCT01514656, CRS- 814676

Summary

Prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial determinant of survival for many victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), yet bystander CPR is provided in less than one third of witnessed SCA events. A number of barriers to bystander CPR training have been identified including time and cost of the training course. Since the large majority of arrest events occur in the home environment, studies have suggested that providing CPR training to family members of hospitalized cardiac patients may serve as a useful approach to address an environment in which bystander CPR is frequently not provided. Utilizing an existing in-hospital program to train adult family members, the investigators will assess the skills of those who learn CPR through two different education methods (video-only and video self-instruction (VSI) kit).

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Active Comparator)
Individuals will learn CPR using American Heart Association's Video Self-Instruction kit. Main data points being collected at various increments over 12 months are: 1) CPR quality at 6 to 12 months 2) Comfort Level using the skills they learned
cpr training using the family and friends cpr anytime video self instruction
Subjects will be trained using the American Heart Association's Family and Friends CPR Anytime Program. The subject's will undergo training in-hospital then they will be encouraged to take the training materials home with them to practice CPR with their family members and friends.
(Experimental)
Individuals will learn CPR skills using a Video training method. Main data points being collected at various increments over 12 months are: 1) CPR Skills at 6 to 12 months 2) Comfort Level with using CPR
cpr training using the family and friends cpr anytime video self instruction
Subjects will be trained using the American Heart Association's Family and Friends CPR Anytime Program. The subject's will undergo training in-hospital then they will be encouraged to take the training materials home with them to practice CPR with their family members and friends.
(Active Comparator)
Volunteer subjects will be identified by hospital stakeholders, and they will be given surveys to assess their confidence, attitudes and beliefs towards this program at 3-month integrals.
implementation of a hospital-based cpr training model
Nurses and Volunteers will be trained in the hospital-based CPR Training Model, and be encouraged to implement the training program in their respective hospitals.
(Active Comparator)
Nurse subjects will be identified by hospital stakeholders, and they will be given surveys to assess their confidence, attitudes and beliefs towards this program at 3-month integrals.
implementation of a hospital-based cpr training model
Nurses and Volunteers will be trained in the hospital-based CPR Training Model, and be encouraged to implement the training program in their respective hospitals.
(Active Comparator)
Individuals will be prompted every two months and encouraged to practice the skills that they learned. Main data points being collected at various increments over 12 months are: 1) Comfort Level with using CPR 2) CPR Skills at 6 to 12 months.
follow-up prompting to encourage skill retention
Subjects will be contacted every two months and encouraged to practice the skills that they have learned. Means of contact include: a) email b) text blasts c) phone calls d) social media e) mail
(Active Comparator)
Individuals will not be prompted to practice skills. Main data points being collected at various increments over 12 months are: 1) Comfort Level with using CPR 2) CPR Skills at 6 to 12 months.
follow-up prompting to encourage skill retention
Subjects will be contacted every two months and encouraged to practice the skills that they have learned. Means of contact include: a) email b) text blasts c) phone calls d) social media e) mail

Primary Outcomes

Measure
CPR Skills Performance and Retention
time frame: 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Assessing CPR Training Proctors (Nurses or Volunteers)
time frame: At 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months
Assess prompting to encourage CPR skills retention
time frame: up to 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Family Members of Patients with known coronary disease or cardiovascular risk factors, such as history of diabetes and hypertension. Exclusion Criteria: - If someone is physically unable to undergo CPR Training

Additional Information

Official title Hospital-based CPR Training for At-risk Family Members Using a Video-self Instruction Kit or Video-only
Principal investigator Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil
Description The long term goal of the investigators work is to implement real world CPR training strategies that match training locales with at-risk populations, maximize resuscitation skill retention, and promote willingness to act. To accomplish this, the investigators will empower stakeholders at UPHS and local area hospitals to develop local implementation approaches, using either volunteers or nursing staff as training proctors. These stakeholders will be studied as a research subset. The training proctors will train family members or friends of patients at risk for cardiac arrest using either a video-only method or video self-instruction (VSI) kit, and empower them with the lifesaving skill of CPR. The investigators will use the American Heart Association's CPR Anytime VSI kit which comes equip with a DVD and inflatable manikin. For the group receiving the video-only method, the investigators will remove the inflatable manikin and train the subjects with the DVD. The investigators will randomize family members of high risk for CA to either the video-only or VSI kit method of training. The training proctors will be instructed to switch training methods every 6 months. The investigators will follow up with the study subjects and conduct CPR skills tests from 6 to 12 months from time of training to assess whether the subjects retained their skills or if they had an opportunity to use the skills that they learned. The investigators will also gather information on how the subjects would like to be encouraged to practice their skills. The investigators will send a reminder notification every two months following training, to encourage the subjects to refresh their training skills. At the follow-up skills test at 6 to 12 months, we will administer a survey to assess whether the prompting encouraged the subjects to practice their skills.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
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