Pilot Study to Determine Effectiveness and Acceptance of a Code Status Video in the ICU


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:
Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?

This is a single-center, randomized control trial of a code status video as an educational tool in the intensive care unit. Subjects are stratified by patient or surrogate and are randomized to either watch an educational video on code status or not watch the video. They are then asked knowledge base questions regarding code status as well as questions pertaining to comfort regarding code status. Participants randomized to watch the video are also asked questions related to acceptance of the video.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients ages 18 and older admitted to the medical intensive care unit Exclusion Criteria: - Institutionalized status (prisoners) - Pregnancy - A priori decided comfort care measures

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