Effects of a Platelet Transfusion Best Practices Alert
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04155775|
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 7, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Thrombocytopenia||Other: Computer electronic health record alert (Best Practice Alert - BPA)|
A computerized alert will be deployed through the electronic health record. The alert will trigger when a provider orders platelet transfusion above a threshold supported by current guidelines. The alert will provide information on current evidence and give the provider the option to cancel the order or proceed. The alert will not be triggered in procedural areas such as the operating room or as part of any emergency orders to prevent any delays to urgent patient care.
The proposed project will evaluate this alert by randomizing its implementation by patient chart. The investigators will observe the prevalence of this alert and its impact on ordering practices for the next 3 months. For patient charts randomized not to receive the intervention, the providers will not receive any alerts, but the analytics tool will record if the alert would have been triggered and the pertinent clinical information. After a period of three months, the investigators will review patient and provider information through analytics tools, assessing differences in platelet usage between the patients whose charts showed the alerts vs. those (control) patient charts not showing alerts.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Official Title:||Effects of a Platelet Transfusion Best Practices Alert|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 15, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2020|
Best Practice Alert
Platelet transfusion orders for patients with a recent platelet count exceeding 50,000 per microliter (50k/uL) will trigger an alert in the electronic health record that displays current guidelines for platelet transfusion. The alert will allow providers to bypass the recommendation and continue with platelet ordering by selecting a clinical acknowledgement / exception to recommendation.Exclusions will be built into the alert to avoid triggering in operative or procedural settings, for neurosurgery providers, or patients on anti-platelet medications.
Other: Computer electronic health record alert (Best Practice Alert - BPA)
Upon ordering platelets in patients with recent platelet count >50,000, a pop-up within the electronic health system will recommend to not continue with transfuse product order and provide clinical exceptions to continue. Importantly, the alert does not trigger in operating areas, emergency medicine treatment areas, for certain specialties like neurosurgery or for massive transfusion orders.
No Best Practice Alert
For this group, no visible best practice alert will activate in the electronic health record for platelet transfusion orders and recent counts above 50k/uL.
- Platelet transfusions above threshold [ Time Frame: Data will be initially reviewed before 6 months from start with anticipated completion 1 year from start ]Number of platelet transfusions occurring in patients with recent platelet counts above 50k/uL
- Total platelet transfusions [ Time Frame: Data will be initially reviewed before 6 months from start with anticipated completion 1 year from start ]Total number of platelet transfusions occurring during study period.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04155775
|United States, California|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5626|