Spinal Clearance Study: Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00163826|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2016
The Alfred Hospital receives approximately 40% of the major trauma patients in Victoria, all of whom are at risk for spinal injuries. The potential for spinal injuries necessitates the undertaking of appropriate spinal investigations, and a delay in the completion of these investigations exposes the patient to the risk of a missed diagnosis of spinal instability and of complications of immobility; the potential spinal patient is required to wear a neck collar and be nursed lying flat whilst awaiting the completion and the appropriate documentation of spinal X-ray investigations.
The purpose of this study is to identify the issues causing a delay in the process of the completion of the appropriate spinal investigations and the documentation of the results.
The outcome of the proposed research will be the development of a clinical management protocol to expedite the process, with the aim of optimising patient care and reducing complications.
|Condition or disease|
|Multiple Trauma Traumatic Brain Injury Spinal Injuries|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||299 participants|
|Official Title:||Optimisation of Patient Management Through Expediting the Spinal Clearance Process in the Major Trauma Patient|
|Study Start Date :||March 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2006|
Major trauma patients
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00163826
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3149|
|Principal Investigator:||Helen M Ackland, MHSc||Bayside Health|