CLINICAL TRIAL

Post-concussion education for families for Emergencies

Recruiting · < 18 · All Sexes · Seattle, WA

This study is evaluating whether a toolkit can help improve concussion education for parents.

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About the trial for Emergencies

Eligible Conditions
Concussion, Brain · Brain Concussion · Emergencies

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Post-concussion Education For Families is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Post-concussion education for families
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
I am the parent/guardian of a child who was treated for a closed head injury at the Seattle Children's Hospital Emergency Department. show original
The child who needed care wasn't admitted to the hospital. show original
I/We have a child who does not have a chronic disease and a child who has a non-complex chronic disease. show original
We offer medical care services in English and Spanish show original
The parent or guardian who is present in the emergency department is the child's legal guardian. show original
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Immediately post-visit, two weeks post-visit
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Immediately post-visit, two weeks post-visit
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Immediately post-visit, two weeks post-visit.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Post-concussion education for families will improve 2 primary outcomes and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Emergencies. Measurement will happen over the course of Immediately post-visit, two weeks post-visit.

Change in concussion knowledge
IMMEDIATELY POST-VISIT, TWO WEEKS POST-VISIT
Self-report survey of parent knowledge about the benefits of engaging in specific concussion management behaviors in the home setting (monitor child's symptoms/functioning, contact medical provider when appropriate, interface with school personnel about academic accommodations, prohibit activities with risk of contact or collision until child has obtained medical clearance, discuss return to sport decision with child).
IMMEDIATELY POST-VISIT, TWO WEEKS POST-VISIT
Change in concussion management self-efficacy
IMMEDIATELY POST-VISIT
Self-report survey of parent confidence in their ability to engage in specific concussion management behaviors in the home setting (monitor child's symptoms/functioning, contact medical provider when appropriate, interface with school personnel about academic accommodations, prohibit activities with risk of contact or collision until child has obtained medical clearance, discuss return to sport decision with child).
IMMEDIATELY POST-VISIT
Self-report of intervention components received by parents
ONE DAY POST-VISIT
Parent receipt of specific intervention components while in the emergency department. The items comprising the reach measure are whether parents report that during the visit they: received needed interpreters; received written information in their preferred language; received instructions on exercise and activity limitations; received explanations of exercise and activity limitations that were easy to understand; received instruction on making academic adjustments; received explanations about academic adjustments that were easy to understand; received information about what to do if problems arise; received explanations of symptoms to look for that were easy to understand; received satisfactory answers to all questions.
ONE DAY POST-VISIT
Change in concussion management behavior
TWO WEEKS POST-VISIT
Parent self-report of specific concussion management behaviors in the home setting (monitor child's symptoms/functioning, contact medical provider when appropriate, interface with school personnel about academic accommodations, prohibit activities with risk of contact or collision until child has obtained medical clearance, discuss return to sport decision with child).
TWO WEEKS POST-VISIT

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
E. K.
Prof. Emily Kroshus, Research Assistant Professor
Seattle Children's Hospital

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes emergencies?

The causes of emergencies are manifold. There is a complex interplay between factors that cause one emergency and those that cause another emergency. For the majority of cases, the cause of an emergency remains unclear.\n

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the latest developments in post-concussion education for families for therapeutic use?

Post-concussion education is very effective in improving communication skills in parents and families about emergency healthcare services and post-traumatic symptoms following the concussion. This information will enable them to improve the post-concussion management and will optimize the return to daily activities among these young athletes and the family members who care for them.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for emergencies?

Common interventions for emergencies include first aid, emergency medical treatment, referral to hospital, medication treatment and more. It is important for patients to carry an emergency kit, have a first aid knowledge and first aid protocol. However, emergency treatment can be as good as treatment of a chronic condition. As to what treatments should be undertaken in a hospital emergency room there is large variation in local practice. There is a need for more evidence about what is most effective for particular emergency care providers and what treatments are best provided in hospitals during emergencies. To do that there is a need to systematically identify and measure differences in treatments across regions and across countries.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of emergencies?

The signs of acute conditions usually include fever, increased respiratory rate and tenderness on examination. The signs of complications include dyspnea or chest pain. The signs of life-threatening conditions often include sudden and marked loss of consciousness or a drop in blood pressure.\n

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can emergencies be cured?

Emergent conditions are often difficult to cure and often difficult to diagnose. This can often be accomplished in < 1 week with proper diagnostic tests in < 2 weeks.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get emergencies a year in the United States?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) estimates 4.9 million emergencies a year in the United States, representing 1.4% of all emergency department visits. In this population, 1 in 7 visits was an emergency. Most of these visits had an unknown need for immediate hospital care. These data may help emergency physicians better plan emergency department patient flow.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is emergencies?

The Emergency Department (ED) has been described as a 'crisis department' or 'acute care unit'. The role of the Emergency Department in the NHS is the focal point for the acute medical management of the patient and the management of emergencies caused by such acute problems as accident and disease, usually presenting as self-limited illnesses that could not be adequately treated at home, by general practitioners, or by general practitioners' assistants. This can be regarded as an important role for a 'crisis department' or 'acute care unit'. The concept has been debated in the literature and various views exist on the balance of the two models, the 'crisis department' and 'emergencies' approach.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the primary cause of emergencies?

Primary causes of emergencies have largely been reported in the literature and consist of a variety of factors. Further investigation is required to provide evidence to guide decision making in emergency medicine.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is post-concussion education for families safe for people?

The current study indicated no adverse effects to a program of informational post-test counseling on PCML, post-concussion symptoms, or physical function for the participants. The use of such post-test counseling interventions in emergency departments for PCML is not harmful. The findings suggest the value of post-test counseling as a useful post-concussion intervention and further support the provision of post-test educational information and an opportunity for people to ask questions to their primary care provider and answer these questions via telephone.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for emergencies?

[In emergency medicine], research is important for patient care at the bedside, but it is not the only way to find help for those in need. There are many types of research, and it is crucial to be mindful of the importance of all the information presented to people in a timely way. There are many ways that you can get involved in [medical research]. You can read [published and unpublished emergency medicine research here.]\n

Anonymous Patient Answer

Have there been any new discoveries for treating emergencies?

There are a lot of treatments in the realm of Emergency Departments that are being discussed, but there is virtually no consensus on how to treat an emergency correctly. Therefore, more attention and more definitive evidence needs to be found regarding the emergency care process.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does emergencies run in families?

The majority of patients with SJS/TEN were related through the maternal line. This suggests a shared gene defect may confer susceptibility to drug-induced systemic adverse reactions. Therefore, early recognition of a possible relative who has a family history of a particular skin condition may be beneficial.

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