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ECG Leadwires: Disposable Versus Cleaned, Reusable


ECG Leadwires: Do Disposable Leadwires Reduce the Incidence of Bacterial Infections in ICU Patients and Provide Adequate Signaling in Stepdown/Telemetry Environment Compared to Cleaned Reusable ECG Leadwires?




Null hypothesis: (1) there is no difference in rates of ICU-acquired infection based on using disposable or cleaned, reusable ECG leadwires and (2) In cardiac surgical telemetry floors, there is no difference in false or nuisance sightings or crisis calls based on using disposable or cleaned, reusable ECG leadwires.

Study Status: Completed


Condition Intervention Phase
Critically Ill Patients
Cardiovascular Surgery Telemetry Patients
Other: Disposable ECG-LW N/A

Verified by The Cleveland Clinic August, 2013

Sponsored by: The Cleveland Clinic
Information provided by: The Cleveland Clinic identifier: NCT01411553

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Nancy M Albert, PhD., Principal Investigator

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