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Comparison of the Quality of CPR by Professional Helpers (Emergency Physicians / Paramedics) During Flights (flights)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02002481
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2015 by Dr. med. Stefan Braunecker, University Hospital of Cologne.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. med. Stefan Braunecker, University Hospital of Cologne

Brief Summary:
Investigation of the influence of narrowness and unusual circumstances on the CPR-quality

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Arrest Other: transport Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Even for paramedics and emergency physicians, the resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest remains a challenge. Previous studies have shown that the cardiac output varies widely even under normal ambient conditions. Especially the mean frequenices of cardiac compression varies from 60 to 160/min, as well as the now-flow-time. Aim of this study is to investigate how narrowness and movement during a transport affect the CPR-performance.

For this, we examine the impact of the common transport options (air and ground) on the outcome-varity on a manikin. The subjects for this study are professional rescuers (emergency physicians / paramedics) who perform a 10 minute ALS-CPR in either normal circumstances (resuscitation-room) or during transportation.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Vergleich Der Qualität Der Kardiopulmonalen Reanimation Durch Professioneller Helfer (Notärzte / Rettungsassistenten) während Lufttransporten
Study Start Date : December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
10 minutes ALS-CPR in a normal environment
Experimental: Transport
10 minutes ALS-CPR during a transport
Other: transport
The manikin will be resuscitated during a transport in a vessel by a professional team (emergency physician / paramedic).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The average achieved cardiac output [ Time Frame: after 10 minutes ]
    The main goal of the study is the average achieved cardiac output. Data acquisition is carried out on a resuscitation-manikin which can measure compression-rate (CR) and compression-depth (CD). The data are recorded by a computer during the CPR. To calculate the cardiac output, we multiply the average CR [1/min] with the average CD [mm] during the 10 min manikin-resuscitation. The thus obtained average cardiac-output (CO = CR x CD), measured in [mm/min], will be compared in each group.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Now-flow-time [ Time Frame: after 10 minutes ]
    Second objective of the study is the time without chest-compression during the 10 minutes ALS-CPR. The now-flow-time is read out of the recorded manikin-data specify, in [min] and [sec]. As a result, the average now-flow-time in each group will be calculated and compared for each group.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • emergency physician
  • paramedic
  • > 18 years
  • < 60 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant
  • lay rescuers

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02002481


Contacts
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Contact: Stefan Braunecker, MD 0221-478-97729 stefan.braunecker@uk-koeln.de
Contact: Jochen Hinkelbein, MD 0221-478-97729 jochen.hinkelbein@uk-koeln.de

Locations
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Germany
Uniklinik Köln Recruiting
Köln, NRW, Germany, 50937
Contact: Stefan Braunecker, MD    0221-478-97729    stefan.braunecker@uk-koeln.de   
Contact    0221-478-97729    jochen.hinkelbein@uk-koeln.de   
Principal Investigator: Stefan Braunecker, MD         
Principal Investigator: Jochen Hinkelbein, MD         
Principal Investigator: Jan Hilgers, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of Cologne
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Stefan Braunecker, MD University Hospital Cologne
Principal Investigator: Jochen Hinkelbein, MD University Hospital Cologne
Principal Investigator: Jan Hilgers, MD University Hospital Cologne
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Responsible Party: Dr. med. Stefan Braunecker, Anesthesiologist, Researcher, University Hospital of Cologne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02002481    
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-289
First Posted: December 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 5, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases