Crozer-Chester Medical Center Burn Research Projects
CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER UPLAND PA
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The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center is under contract with the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research in conjunction with the Army Burn Center to carry out two studies under protocols established by Army researchers. Study 1 is Automated Fluid Resuscitation of Burn Patients . Study 2 is Evaluation of Aquacel Ag . Screening and enrollment continues for Studies 1 and 2. Five 5 patients were enrolled in Study 1 with 2 patients completing the 48 hours in the study. The strict inclusion criteria continued to be an issue with enrollment. The Crozer IRB required consent IN PERSON. After discussing the issue with the IRB several times, they agreed to allow us to obtain phone consent. We plan to request a 2 year extension to allow completion of the study. Thirteen 13 patients were enrolled in Study 2 with 9 completing the full study course. We are nearing completion of this study. Two burn staff nurses became research certified and were educated on the process of obtaining consent and set-up of the fluid resuscitation equipment to assist the research team in times of need.
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