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Point of Care Device Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285285
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2006
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Karen A. Santucci
M. Douglas Baker
i-Stat Corporation
Information provided by:
Yale University

Brief Summary:
To compare the effect of "point-of-care" (POC) analysis of blood work with traditional laboratory methods on length of stay in a pediatric emergency department (PED).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dehydration Seizure Gastroenteritis Hyperglycemia Device: Point of Care Device; i-Stat Analyzer Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study was a prospective, randomized controlled study of patients requiring blood work that a POC device was capable of performing. Length of time spent at various timepoints were prospectively recorded by a dedicated research assistant after randomization.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Randomized Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Point-of-Care Testing in Decreasing Length of Stay in a Pediatric Emergency Department
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : August 2004



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total Length of Stay

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time length for results return, disposition decision, time in ED proper


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically requiring bloodwork capable by the POC device

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Requiring other bloodwork such as medication levels, WBC

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00285285


Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Karen A. Santucci
M. Douglas Baker
i-Stat Corporation
Investigators
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Study Director: M. Douglas Baker, MD Yale University
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00285285    
Other Study ID Numbers: 25448
First Posted: February 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2006
Last Verified: January 2006
Keywords provided by Yale University:
Point-of-care Testing
Pediatric Emergency Department
Length of Stay
Efficiency
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroenteritis
Seizures
Hyperglycemia
Dehydration
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance