The Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness (CERTAIN)


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

The purpose of the study is to test whether the health care provider access and training in CERTAIN (Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness), would facilitate timely and error free best-practice delivery and minimize preventable death and costly complications in critically ill patients.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion: All adult (≥ 18 years) patients admitted for the first time to the participating ICUs will be included. Exclusion: Not critically Ill, admitted for low risk monitoring, planned ICU admissions for routine postoperative surveillance for less than 24 hours after uncomplicated surgery, readmission and transferred from outside ICU.

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