Overdose | Monitoring of Overdose Patients With and Without Supplemental Oxygen in the Emergency Department
Overdose research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
This study will compare the data from pulse oximeters to capnographers as they are used to
monitor patients who are being observed in the Emergency Department for a suspected overdose
of alcohol or other drugs. The investigators will compare monitor data from patients who are
and are not on supplemental oxygen, the ability of the monitors to predict the occurrence of
airway interventions, and to detect ventilator changes noted on the opposing monitor. There
will not be any interventions during this study other than the collection of data from the
monitors and observation of the care of patients.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Airway is being monitored as a result of overdose
- Under 18 years old
- Unable to give informed consent at baseline
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Start Date: May 2010
Completed Date: December 2013
Primary Outcome: Airway Interventions Performed by ED Staff
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: James R Miner, MD
Lead Sponsor: Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute.