Informing Decisions in Chronic Critical Illness: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT)

Status: Completed
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Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

The purpose of this study is to test a communication intervention to support family decision-making for patients with chronic critical illness.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 21
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Mechanically ventilated ≥ 7 days

• Mechanically ventilated without > 96 hour interruption

• Age ≥ 21 years

• ICU MD does not expect patient will die within 72 hours

• ICU MD does not expect patient will be liberated from the ventilator within 72 hours.

United States
North Carolina
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham Regional Medical Center
New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York
Time Frame
Start Date: October 2010
Completion Date: October 2014
Target number of participants: 622
Experimental: Supportive Information Team Group
Protocolized information and support meetings led by palliative care clinicians
No Intervention: Usual Care Group
Collaborators: University of North Carolina, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Duke University
Leads: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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