MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project
The investigators will quantify the quality of chest compressions provided in the Emergency Department and determine whether the quality of chest compressions is related to patient outcome. The quality of chest compressions and patient outcomes will be assessed both before and after the introduction of audiovisual feedback in real time.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project|
- CPR quality [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Measurement of chest compression depth and rate
- Health care outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Mortality and the following adverse events: infection, bleeding, DVT, hyperkalemia
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The Emergency Department will be using E-series unit manufactured by ZOLL Medical Group (Chelmsford, MA). These units are equipped with an accelerometer-based system that allows for measurement of chest compression depth and rate. These units are also equipped with RealCPRHelp, and FDA-approved technology that provides real-time audiovisual feedback to providers on the quality of chest compressions.
In the first phase of the project, the ED providers will utilize the E-series units to treat all patients requiring chest compressions.
|Contact: Bentley J Bobrow, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: David A Drachman, PhDemail@example.com|
|United States, Arizona|
|Maricopa Integrated Health System||Recruiting|
|Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85008|
|Principal Investigator:||Bentley J Bobrow, MD||Maricopa Integrated Health System|