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Enhanced Critical Care Air Transport Team Training for Mitigation of Task Saturation

This study has been completed.
United States Air Force
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University of Cincinnati Identifier:
First received: November 18, 2011
Last updated: March 4, 2013
Last verified: March 2013

This study involves two tasks. The first involves observation of patient care during simulated aeroevacuation missions in order to gauge task saturation. The second involves review of records from actual evacuation flights in order to determine the effects of task saturation on patient care.

Task Saturation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Enhanced Critical Care Air Transport Team Training for Mitigation of Task Saturation

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Further study details as provided by University of Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of task saturation [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Task saturation is defined as the point at which the volume or complexity of events exceeds the capability of the individual or team to maintain a standard of care.

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Measurements will be taken on groups of 3 people each. There will be a total of 16 such teams, with total membership of 48 individuals


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The population for the first task will consist of 4 CCATT teams (of 3 members each)


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Enrollment in a US Air Force CCATT Advanced Class at University Hospital, Cincinnati
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01628224

United States, Ohio
University Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45219
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cincinnati
United States Air Force
Principal Investigator: Tim Pritts, MD University of Cincinnati
  More Information

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Responsible Party: University of Cincinnati Identifier: NCT01628224     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pritts-2010-01
Study First Received: November 18, 2011
Last Updated: March 4, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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