Time Interval for Changing Closed System Suction Catheters, Effect on Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Deakin University
Information provided by:
Bayside Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00447109
First received: March 12, 2007
Last updated: March 13, 2007
Last verified: March 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia between two groups of patients randomised to have closed system suction catheter changes every 24 hours and patients having closed system suction catheter changes every seven days or as required.


Condition Intervention
Pneumonia, Ventilator Associated
Closed System Suction Catheter
Device: Closed system suction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Endotracheal Suction With or Without Daily Changes of Closed System Suction. Effect on Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Cost

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ventilator-associated pneumonia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • length of hospital
  • intensive care stay
  • duration of mechanical ventilation
  • hospital mortality
  • number of acquired organ system derangements
  • cost of the closed system suction catheters

Estimated Enrollment: 344
Study Start Date: September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2004
Detailed Description:

Comparison(s): the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia between two groups of patients randomised to have closed system suction catheter changes every 24 hours and patients having closed system suction catheter changes every seven days or as required.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged greater than 18 years
  • Mechanically ventilated for more than 24 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Admitted from other hospital already mechanically ventilated
  • Massive haemoptysis
  • Previously received mechanical ventilation
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Locations
Australia, Victoria
The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3181
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Deakin University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lauren J McTier Deakin University
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00447109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 122/02, T10308
Study First Received: March 12, 2007
Last Updated: March 13, 2007
Health Authority: Australia: National Health and Medical Research Council

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Cross Infection
Infection
Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury
Lung Injury

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