Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of ultrasound by aeromedical prehospital providers.
Major Trauma Patients
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||UTHSC-H Proposal for Prospective Evaluation of Aeromedical EMS Ultrasound in Major Trauma Victims.|
- The primary outcome for this study is to determine if the aeromedical prehospital providers are able to accurately and rapidly perform and interpret eFAST exams in major trauma victims. [ Time Frame: 6 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
major trauma victims
Code 3 patients (highest acuity) admitted to hospital via air ambulance service
This study will be divided into three parts. The first portion involves the education/inservices of the aeromedical prehospital providers to document the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and interpret eFAST exams using ultrasound pre hospitalization.
The second portion involves testing the logistics of utilization of prehospital ultrasound. Data will be collected by the participating aeromedical prehospital providers to rate the durability of the equipment, difficulty in preforming the eFAST exam, interference with other actions and ability of retention of images.
The third portion will involve the aeromedical prehospital providers performing the eFAST exam using the ultrasound prehospital and comparing their findings with the gold standard exam, CT scan, while patient is in the emergency department.
|United States, Texas|
|Memorial Hermann Hospital - Medical Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Greg Press, MD||UTHSC-Houston|