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an Educational Program About Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (Ghada)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02639013
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2015 by Ghada Shalaby, Assiut University.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : December 24, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ghada Shalaby, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
Early detection of intra-abdominal hypertension is essential to the prevention of abdominal compartment syndrome and requires close surveillance of intra-abdominal hypertension in patients at increased risk. intra-abdominal hypertension measurements are often taken by the bedside nurse, and in some cases, initiation of serial intra-abdominal hypertension monitoring is prompted by critical care nurses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Intraabdominal Hypertension Procedure: transducer technique Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Measurement of intra-abdominal pressure is simple, inexpensive, safe and accurate method in determining the presence of intra-abdominal hypertension. This measurement can guide patient management. Monitoring intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal per-fusion pressure.

for signs of abdominal compartment syndrome has become an inexpensive and useful diagnostics tool for identifying complications. An integrated approach to screening and monitoring for intra-abdominal hypertension may improve patient outcomes and decrease hospital costs. Due to the high incidence of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, it is essential for critical care nurses to regularly monitor intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal per-fusion pressure.

Critical care nurses have the ability to identify intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, implement and evaluate management interventions. Nursing practice should be centered on evidence based practice guidelines . Nurses should provide a standard of care in managing patients who are at risk of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome from pre hospital, emergency, operating room and intensive care areas

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Temporal Trend Analysis of Nurse's Knowledge and Practice Before and After Implementing an Educational Program Regarding Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Study Start Date : December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ttransducer technique
the nurses will measure intraabdominal pressure at each shift during the day by using transducer technique
Procedure: transducer technique
the nurses will receive the intervention ( the transducer method) to measure intraabdominal pressure intraabdominal hypertension and how to measure intraabdominal pressure in the third section
Other Name: monitoring intraabdominal pressure

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. improve nurses knowledge and practice about abdominal compartment syndrome [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    pretest and post questionaire will be used to evaluate the improvement in nurses knowledge and practice about abdominal compartment syndrome

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. prevent abdominal compartment syndrome [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    measure inta-abdominal pressure correctly and continuously monitor signs of increased intrabdominal pressure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all nurses that have more than one years experience in the trauma ,general and gastrointestinal ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • nurses less than one year experience

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02639013

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Faculty of Nursing
Egypt, Assuit, Egypt, 02
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Principal Investigator: Ghada Sh Khalaf, Lecturer Assuit university hospital
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Responsible Party: Ghada Shalaby, lecturer in critical care nursing department, Assiut University Identifier: NCT02639013    
Other Study ID Numbers: AAH100
First Posted: December 24, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Compartment Syndromes
Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases