Point of Care Ultrasound Evaluation in the Post-Anesthesia Unit

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Loma Linda University (LLU)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hypotension
Urine Output Low
Chest Pain
Altered Mental Status
Hypoxemia

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04410757
5180035

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this observational research study is to examine how point-of care ultrasound affects the workup and management of perioperative complications for specific clinical scenarios of low blood pressure (hypotension), low blood oxygen (hypoxemia), in the post- anesthesia care unit (PACU).

Enrollment

128 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients in the post-anesthesia care unit with the following events
  • Mean arterial blood pressure <60 mmHg or <20% of pre-operative baseline mean arterial blood pressure,) hypoxemia (pulse oximetry saturation <95% or Pao2 <80), altered mental status, decreased urine output, chest pain/EKG changes, or to confirm endotracheal Lube placement.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients who are not able to have a point of care ultrasound examination in the post anesthesia recovery area.

Trial design

128 participants in 2 patient groups

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) group
Description:
When the provider in charge of covering the post-anesthesia care unit, they would apply POCUS examinations in their PACU assessment as per the study protocol of hypotensive and hypoxic events.
No Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) group
Description:
When the provider in charge of covering the post-anesthesia care unit, they would apply routine bedside examination techniques in their PACU assessment as per the study protocol of hypotensive and hypoxic events.

Trial contacts and locations

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