Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition intraoperative low blood pressure
Treatments low blood pressure alert, standard of care
Sponsor The Cleveland Clinic
Start date July 2012
End date July 2014
Trial size 711 participants
Trial identifier NCT01654835, 12-587

Summary

The investigators thus propose to use an innovative randomized effectiveness trial design to test the theory that early automatic identification of a ¡ Low Systolic Blood Pressure¡± clinical condition and decision-support alerts will prompt earlier hemodynamic support and a consequently reduce the duration of such conditions. Specifically, the investigators will test the hypothesis that providing DSS alerts in regards to hypotension reduces the duration of hypotensive episodes. The core of the investigators study will be an existing electronic anesthesia record and smart-alarm decision-support system. All patients undergoing surgery at Hillcrest will be randomly assigned to routine care or to DSS support. In patients assigned to DSS support, a systolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg will generate a warning within three minutes after detection. Clinicians will be free to act on the alert, ignore the alert, or to consider the provided information without acting on it. The randomization, complete anesthesia record, detailed record of hypotensive events, alerts provided, clinician responses, and SAP response, will be captured by the investigators electronic record-keeping system. The investigators primary outcome will be the duration of time the patient has a systolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg. Secondary outcome will be duration of hospitalization. The investigators will assess the effect of the alert on the primary outcome of time to SBP returning to above 80 mmHg using survival analysis, with time to event censored (and considered a non-event) at either the end of surgery or end of monitoring if patient did not return to above 80 mmHg.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Arm
(Active Comparator)
A Low Blood Pressure condition as specified (SAP <80 mmHg)will trigger an page to be sent to all anesthesia providers in <1 min that will read: "A Low Blood Pressure condition has been detected. Consider hemodynamic support."
low blood pressure alert
A Low Blood Pressure condition as specified (SAP <80 mmHg)will trigger an page to be sent to all anesthesia providers in <1 min that will read: "A Low Blood Pressure condition has been detected. Consider hemodynamic support."
(Placebo Comparator)
The Low Blood Pressure condition will be monitored by treatment team, but additional alert will not be sent to treatment team.
standard of care
A Low Blood Pressure condition as specified (SAP <80 mmHg)will be monitored by treatment team upon detection, but additional paged alert will not be generated.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
duration of time having low blood pressure
time frame: day 1

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
hypotension
time frame: day 1
duration of hospitalization
time frame: up to day 3

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients will be enrolled in the study if systolic blood pressure (SBP) is measured to be below 80 mmHg for at least 3 minutes, either with the arterial line or cuff (non-invasive blood pressure, NIBP).

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by The Cleveland Clinic.