Effect of prehospital transportation on fluid treatment

Title

The effect of prehospital transportation to the emergency department on 24-hour fluid treatment of patients with suspected infection

Aim

The overall aim of the project is to investigate if prehospital transportation has an effect on 6 hours and 24 hour fluid adminstration in patients with suspected infection. 

Design

A multicentre, prospective, observational study

Setting

Three emergency departments in Central Denmark Region

Population

This study included all patients with suspected infection admitted to one of the following EDs in Central Denmark Region: Aarhus University Hospital, Regional Hospital Herning and Region Hospital Randers from 20th January 2020 – 2nd March 2020. 

Outcome

The primary outcomes are 6 hour and 24 hour total and intravenous fluid amount on patients with suspected infection. 

Perspective

The project will contribute with important knowledge about what factors affect the fluid treatment of patients with suspected infection. This study will lead to further investigation about when and why EMS-providers initiate intravenous fluid.

Conflicts of interest

None.

Collaborators

Three emergency departments in Central Denmark Region

Hans Kirkegaard, professor, MD, DMsC., Ph.D., DEAA, DLS

Marie Jessen, Ph.D.

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