MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2012 by Maricopa Integrated Health System.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dave Drachman, PhD, Maricopa Integrated Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 19, 2010
Last updated: May 24, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

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.

Cardiac Arrest

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MIHS Emergency Department CPR Quality Improvement Project

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Further study details as provided by Maricopa Integrated Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CPR quality [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Measurement of chest compression depth and rate

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Health care outcomes [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Mortality and the following adverse events: infection, bleeding, DVT, hyperkalemia

Estimated Enrollment: 150
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)
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients admitted to the ED who require chest compressions


Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 18 years old
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01245699

Contact: Bentley J Bobrow, MD 602-344-5417 bentley_bobrow@dmgaz.org
Contact: David A Drachman, PhD 602-344-5161 david.drachman@mihs.org

United States, Arizona
Maricopa Integrated Health System Recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Principal Investigator: Bentley J Bobrow, MD Maricopa Integrated Health System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dave Drachman, PhD, Senior Biostatistican, Maricopa Integrated Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01245699     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-037
Study First Received: November 19, 2010
Last Updated: May 24, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Maricopa Integrated Health System:
Cardiac arrest, CPR, quality improvement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014