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Behavioural Intervention

Telemedical Support for Emergency Care (R01 Trial)

Waitlist Available
Led By Tehnaz Boyle, MD PhD
Research Sponsored by Boston Medical Center
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up post treatment usually 4 hours
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This trial aims to see if using a video connection with a pediatric emergency medicine expert while paramedics treat infants with life-threatening illnesses improves the care provided. The study will compare the quality of care between param

Who is the study for?
This trial is for paramedics and emergency medical technicians who respond to emergencies, as well as board-certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) and Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians who provide remote support. It's not suitable for those outside of these professional roles.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if using video calls between paramedics at the scene and pediatric experts improves care in simulated child emergency cases, compared to standard audio-only support.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves simulation training with no direct patient contact or drug intervention, there are no physical side effects. However, participants may experience stress or fatigue from the training.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~post treatment usually 4 hours
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and post treatment usually 4 hours for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Number of Serious Safety Events
Secondary outcome measures
Composite team score
EMS protocol error
Equipment Use Error
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Teleconsultation video arm with PEM physiciansExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers randomized into this arm will receive video teleconsultation with Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) physicians.
Group II: Audio support arm with EM physiciansActive Control1 Intervention
EMS providers randomized into this arm will receive audio support by usual care Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)NIH
1,988 Previous Clinical Trials
2,683,103 Total Patients Enrolled
Boston Medical CenterLead Sponsor
389 Previous Clinical Trials
874,000 Total Patients Enrolled
Tehnaz Boyle, MD PhDPrincipal InvestigatorBosotn Medical Center, Pediatrics Department
2 Previous Clinical Trials
92 Total Patients Enrolled
~280 spots leftby Dec 2028