Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of severe respiratory distress in the pre-hospital setting

Overview:

CPAP therapy is a central part of treatment for patients with severe respiratory distress in the emergency department (ED) and in-hospital. We hypothesise that early initiation of CPAP in the pre-hospital setting will improve patient outcomes

Funding:
Department of Health WA.

Study Progress:
Data analysis in progress

Submitted by Service:
Western Australia

Contact Investigator:
Teresa Williams

Expected Completion:
2018-2019

Trials Registration Number:
ACTRN12615001180505p
Category:
-  Respiratory / Airway management

Long title or abstract link:
A randomised controlled trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of severe respiratory distress by ambulance paramedics in the pre-hospital setting

Published Date:
2017-01-09

Author Key Contact:
Teresa Williams