This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions pain management, acute injuries
Treatment ultrasound guided regional nerve block
Sponsor Salmon, Margaret, M.D.
Collaborator Sonosite/Fuji Film - (in kind)
Start date January 2012
End date October 2014
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT02084225, NB0001


The purpose of this study is to determine feasibility, perceived utility and sustainability of training local providers in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for acute pain management in a limited-resource conflict setting.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective prospective
Physicians, nurses and orthopedic officers who staff the emergency intake and orthopedic procedure area of HEAL hospital, Goma DRC, Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa and Kindu General Hospital in Kindu DRC. These participants recorded their nerve block intervention over one year for pain management and assessed patient pain level after 10 cc lidocaine.
ultrasound guided regional nerve block lidocaine 1% and 2%
participants were the physicians performing the procedure

Primary Outcomes

Participant perceived utility of ultrasound guided nerve block
time frame: study start - ongoing (24 months)

Secondary Outcomes

Participant course satisfaction
time frame: at course end (5 days)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - participants were chosen by hospital administration Exclusion Criteria: - only chosen participants were included

Additional Information

Official title Feasibility, Perceived Utility and Sustainability of Using Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia by Local Providers in a Limited Resource Conflict Setting
Principal investigator Margaret Salmon, MD MPH
Description To the investigators knowledge, this is the first study of feasibility, perceived utility and sustainability of USRA as a pain management tool in a low-resource conflict setting and is one of the only large studies to date to assess USRA by local providers for emergent pain relief due to injury in patients presenting to an acute care center.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Salmon, Margaret, M.D..