Clinical Trial

Small-Volume Tubes to Reduce Anemia and Transfusion

Study Description

Small-Volume Tubes to Reduce Anemia and Transfusion

STRATUS will evaluate the use of small-volume ("soft-draw") blood collection tubes for laboratory testing in reducing anemia and transfusion in intensive care unit patients without significant adverse consequences. This is a simple, cost-neutral intervention that could improve the quality of patient care and reduce the harms of frequent laboratory testing.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

Device - Small-Volume Blood Collection Tubes

Small-volume (2 - 3 mL "soft-draw" Vacutainer tubes, Beckton Dickinson) ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), lithium-heparin, citrate, fluoride and silica tubes.

Device - Standard-Volume Blood Collection Tubes

Standard-volume (4 - 6 mL Vacutainer tubes, Beckton Dickinson) ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), lithium-heparin, citrate, fluoride and silica tubes.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Small-Volume Tubes to Reduce Anemia and Transfusion: A Pragmatic Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03578419

ParticipAid ID

aM8DGe