Measuring Fatigue in Triage: A Pilot Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02519205|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
This will be a prospective descriptive pilot study. The demographic data forms and the adapted reaction questionnaires will be administered to subjects via pen and paper after obtaining informed consent at the conclusion of the staff meetings. They will be collected by administrative assistants and placed into a secure drop box, located in the study coordinator's office. Only the assigned unique subject ID will be used on all data forms.
During the ED triage data collection phase, administrative assistants will be on-site to give triage nurses the fatigue questionnaire. It will be completed using pen and paper every two hours, with subjects cued to complete the questionnaire by administrative assistants.
After the subject completes the survey, he/she will place it in an envelope and hand it to the administrative assistant who will place it into a secured drop box, located in a study coordinator's office. No PHI or identifying data will be on the completed surveys. Each participant will only use the previously assigned unique subject ID, known only to the study coordinator & Co-PIs, & PI. The key to the unique ID will be kept in a locked secure file accessible only by the study coordinator and Co-PI.
Data will be collected over a total of six 24-hour periods. The first 24-hour data collection period will take place on a high volume day (Monday) in which triage nurses will be assigned to 12-hour triage shifts. The second 24-hour data collection period will take place on a low volume day (Sunday) in which triages nurses will again be assigned to 12-hour triage shifts. The third 24-hour data collection period will take place on a high volume day (Monday) in which nurses will be assigned to 8-hour triage shifts. The fourth 24-hour data collection period will take place on a low volume day (Sunday) in which nurses will again be assigned to 8-hour triage shifts. The fifth 24-hour data collection period will take place on a high volume day (Monday) in which nurses will be assigned to 4-hour triage shifts. The sixth 24-hour data collection period will take place on a low volume day (Sunday) in which nurses will again be assigned to 4-hour triage shifts.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||28 participants|
|Official Title:||Measuring Fatigue in Triage: A Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||October 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2016|
ED triage nurses from Duke University Hospital (DUH) and Duke Regional Hospitals (DRH).
- Fatigue level, as measured by questionnaire [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02519205
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Regional Hospital|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States|