Simulation-Based Study of Adding Video Communication to Dispatch Instruction

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00564616
First received: November 26, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding interactive video communication to dispatch instruction improves the quality of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation in simulated cardiac arrests.


Condition Intervention
Cardiac Arrest
Device: video cell phone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Study Focused on Impact of Adding Video Communication to Dispatch Instruction on the Quality of CPR, Including Chest Compressions and Rescue Breaths, in Simulated Cardiac Arrests

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of chest compressions and rescue breaths [ Time Frame: every 30 seconds ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • spent time to first effective chest compression and rescue breath [ Time Frame: expressed as seconds ]

Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: voice group
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone
Device: video cell phone
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone, and the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone
Experimental: video group
the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone
Device: video cell phone
the "voice group" received voice CPR instruction via a voice-only cell phone, and the "video group" received interactive voice and video instruction via a video cell phone

Detailed Description:

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a leading cause of adult death and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly improves survival. Dispatch assistance increases the chance of bystander CPR but the quality of dispatcher-assisted CPR (DA-CPR) remains unsatisfactory. This study is conducted to assess the effect of adding interactive video communication to dispatch instruction on the quality of bystander CPR, including chest compressions and rescue breathing, in simulated cardiac arrests.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Volunteers above 16 years of age who have not received any CPR training within the last 5 years were recruited.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Healthcare providers, non-Mandarin speaking individuals, and those with illness/physical conditions that prevent them from receiving telephone instructions or performing CPR were excluded.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00564616

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, MD, PhD National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00564616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200708079R
Study First Received: November 26, 2007
Last Updated: November 26, 2007
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
cardiac arrest
video cell phone
dispatcher-assisted CPR

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

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