Retention of Tourniquet Application Skills Following Participation in a Bleeding Control Course
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03762863|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hemorrhage||Device: Tourniquet application skill retention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||46 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Retention of Tourniquet Application Skills Following Participation in a Bleeding Control Course|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2019|
Experimental: Appropriate application of a CAT tourniquet
All study subjects attended an American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed Basic course with live training by approved instructors. 6 months after participation in the Stop the Bleed class volunteers study subjects are randomly solicited to return for a refresher session. During this refresher session the volunteer study subjects are observed to determine if they have retained tourniquet application skills and to what degree they have retained them. A 10 point check list will be used to evaluated tourniquet application skill retention.
Device: Tourniquet application skill retention
Tourniquet application following the procedure as learned in the Stop the Bleed curriculum.
Other Name: Evaluation of retention of critical steps in tourniquet application 6 months after attending a Stop the Bleed class.
- Tourniquet application retention [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
A 10 point data collection checklist was developed paralleling the procedure for tourniquet application as set forth in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma's Stop the Bleed curriculum. Each participant number will be assigned to each volunteer to maintain anonymity and for accounting purposes.
Each participant will be isolated and observed by the investigator as he/she attempts to apply a tourniquet to a simulated leg amputation simulator (BCon Trainer, Techline Technologies, Willow Grove, PA). As the participant proceeds with the application of the tourniquet the observer will compare the steps in the tourniquet application process with the steps on data collection form noting any deviations ("YES" for correct, "NO" for deviation or failure to follow that step). Also noted will be total time to complete the tourniquet application process. The raw data from each form will be transferred to a master spread sheet for ease of data analysis.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03762863
|United States, New Jersey|
|Somerville EMS Headquarters|
|Somerville, New Jersey, United States, 08876|