Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to reduce, by using the ultrasound guided technique, the minor surgical procedures that might be required to deliver fluids into the blood of critically ill patients simply because the patients' veins cannot be located through the manual technique.


Study summary:

The purpose of this study is to reduce, by using the ultrasound guided technique, the minor surgical procedures that might be required to deliver fluids into the blood of critically ill patients simply because the patients' veins cannot be located through the manual technique. The ultrasound assisted technique will increase accessibility to small veins that might be missed via the manual technique. The technique of using an ultrasound machine to assist the administration of fluids into a patient's veins is called ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous access (USGPIVA), while the traditional technique that uses only sight and touch to locate a patient veins without machine assistance is called the traditional landmark technique (TLT). The investigators will compare the effectiveness of USGPIVA with TLT in terms of reducing complications and costs.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - The patient is >= 21 years of age - Adult critically ill patients in CCU and MICU requiring short peripheral intravenous access - The patient has been identified as difficult intravenous access (DIVA), defined as at least two failed blind sticks in the antecubital fossa or more distal upper arm veins - The patient does not otherwise require a CVC Exclusion Criteria: - The patient has a PICC line on the same side as IV placement and has the following: - Has a condition poses risk for DIC, inadequate flow, or infection. - Has been identified as a site for "Save the Vein" protocol implementation, unless permission is otherwise obtained by the patient's physician. - Has a hemodialysis fistula in place on that upper arm side. - The patient is expected to require therapeutic agent or procedure that necessitates central venous access such as: - central venous monitoring - Total Parenteral Nutrition - Antibiotic requiring central venous access - Chemotherapy - Vesicants - Medications pH less than 5 or more than 9 - Medications of glucose concentrations above 10% - Solution with protein concentrations above 5% (Vascular Access Management, n.d.) - The patient already has a central venous catheter access, for reasons other than DIVA, through which therapy can be infused - The patient has renal disease and a "Save The Vein" order is anticipated or pending (serum creatinine >2mg/dL and GFR <20) for one of the patient's arms, unless permission is otherwise obtained by the patient's physician - The patient has a bleeding disorder, unless permission is otherwise obtained by the patient's physician - The clinician believes the patient is not a good fit for the study or that the procedure is not appropriate for patient at the given moment


NCT ID:

NCT02360163


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Nancy Van Buitenen, MSN, APN, RN
Hackensack UMC

Angelica Castro, BSN,RN
Phone: 551-996-4302


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
United States

Angelica Castro

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 20, 2017

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