Evaluation of the Patient Safety Screening Tool (PSST) for Sepsis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00698542|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study design failed and the data was not able to be analyzed.)
First Posted : June 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2017
|Condition or disease|
The workflow that is automated by the PSST for Sepsis solution is tightly integrated with Registration, Bedside Monitoring Equipment (BME), and Lab data. As patients arrive in the unit, workflow activities are started with patient context. Typical implementations of the IHI guidelines for Sepsis screening dictate that patients are rescreened on regular intervals to detect Sepsis. The PSST for Sepsis solution will monitor Lab and BME data stores and continually update the screening forms for a particular patient. It will also alert clinicians when a manual screen is required in the Microsoft InfoPath form. The constant screening loop is managed by the PSST for Sepsis solution and will continue to run until the patient screens positive for Severe Sepsis, or moves to the next workflow of auditing a patient with Sever Sepsis.
When patients reach a state of "positive screen" (either manually, or through the automated data monitors) the PSST for Sepsis solution will move this patient from a screening workflow to an auditing workflow automatically. The PSST for Sepsis solution will then monitor the treatment process through Microsoft InfoPath form posts and alert clinicians when treatment goals have not been met. After a successful auditing process and completion of the 6 and 24 hour bundles, the patient will be placed back into a screening workflow. The end result is that patients will remain in a screening/auditing workflow loop until the patient is discharged from the unit.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||221 participants|
|Official Title:||A Validation of a Patient Safety Screening Tool for Sepsis|
|Study Start Date :||May 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2010|
Patients in the NCU at VUH
- Demonstrate a reduction in time to detection of sepsis using the PSST Alert System [ Time Frame: 6 and 24 hours ]
- Determine the accuracy of the PSST Alert System [ Time Frame: 6 and 24 hours ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00698542
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212|
|Principal Investigator:||John A Barwise, M.D.||Vanderbilt University Medical Center|