Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Applegate, Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01240239
First received: November 10, 2010
Last updated: January 8, 2014
Last verified: January 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to evaluate different methods of pre-anesthesia consultation, with the aim of improving the day of surgery experience for the patient. In this study, we will use a telephone consultation, an in-person consultation, and a telemedicine consultation, which involves television cameras and monitors that allow live two-way communication for the pre-anesthesia consultation. The reason for this study is to evaluate the use of telemedicine for the pre-anesthesia consultation. Patients and anesthesiologists have been highly satisfied in previous studies using pre-anesthesia telemedicine consultation. In this study, we will examine a larger group of patients, as previous studies have studied smaller groups of patients.


Condition
ENT Patients Scheduled for Surgery.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation

Further study details as provided by Loma Linda University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison Of Telemedicine Evaluation To Standard Evaluation Methods For Pre-Anesthesia Consultation [ Time Frame: about 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Primary outcomes include surgical cancellation rate, delays the day of surgery secondary to inadequate pre-op evaluation, adequacy of the airway, respiratory, and cardiovascular exams, and intra-op and post-op complications. Patient data will include age, gender, ASA Physical Status and type of surgery. The length of the PACE appointment and the number of days prior to surgery the PACE appointment was conducted will be noted. Patient satisfaction with the will be evaluated.


Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
telephone group
The telephone group must be healthy adults scheduled for an ENT surgery.
telemedicine group
This group if qualified will randomly be chosen to be in the telemedicine group.
pre-anesthesia consultation
This will be the group that will be randomized to the pre-anesthesia clinic.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Subjects scheduled for ENT surgery.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients between the ages of 18 and 89 who are scheduled for otolaryngologic procedures and pre-anesthesia consultation.

Exclusion Criteria:

Lack of consent; inability to understand English-

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01240239

Locations
United States, California
Orange Tree Lane Otolaryngology Offices
Redlands, California, United States, 92374
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
  More Information

No publications provided by Loma Linda University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Richard Applegate, MD, Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01240239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 59305
Study First Received: November 10, 2010
Last Updated: January 8, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Loma Linda University:
Pre anesthesia consultation
telemedicine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 01, 2014