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DIVAs Perception: Difficult IV Access - Assessment of Patient Understanding (DIVAs 2)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
Aim: Patient Perception: This aim broadly intends to use traditional script versus a brief video education vignette to determine understanding and preferences among general emergency department patients of rescue access techniques. A challenge of emergency care is providing patient education surrounding procedures in a standardized and patient-oriented manner. This data would provide insight on a patient's understanding of the risks and benefits of rescue access, assess patient preference, and potentially influence what rescue technique is employed in the future. This information may also give us insight onto why DIVA patients might refuse randomization.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Understanding Emergency Room Procedures Other: Survey

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1180 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of Patient Understanding and Preference of Rescue Venous Access When Shown a Narrated Video Vignette Versus Traditional Paper Information Sheet
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients in this group will be shown an informational video, narrated in English.
Other: Survey
Other Name: Patients will complete a survey to assess their understanding and preferences.

Patients in this group will read a single-page printed information sheet in English.
Other: Survey
Other Name: Patients will complete a survey to assess their understanding and preferences.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Understanding [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Assess patients' understanding of and preferences regarding emergency department procedures: ultrasound-guided IV access and intra-osseous access.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Eligible for enrollment would be any hemodynamically stable adult 18 years of age or older who is a HUP Emergency Department patient, able to provide informed consent, without history of difficult intravenous access, and able to speak, read, hear, and speak English fluently.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • greater than or equal to 18 years of age
  • fluent in English
  • hemodynamically stable emergency department patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of or current status of difficult intravenous access

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01929304

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United States, Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
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Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT01929304    
Other Study ID Numbers: 818394b
First Posted: August 27, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes