The Efficacy of a Novel, Non-contact EKG in the NICU

Overview

We will be comparing a novel, non-contact EKG waveform and heart rate to the standard of care, contact-based EKG waveform and heart rate in neonates, who have sensitive skin.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: December 31, 2020

Interventions

  • Diagnostic Test: non-contact EKG
    • ultra-sensitive, non-contact EKG pad will be placed beneath the infant

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • difference in heart rate
    • Time Frame: 1 hour
    • we will compare the two heart rate figures from both EKG sources

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Apgar at 5 min >/= 7
  • Admitted to the NICU
  • Indication for standard EKG monitoring

Exclusion Criteria

  • Apgar < 7 at 5 min
  • Not in the NICU
  • Not being monitored with standard EKG monitors

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: 30 Days

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Northwestern Medicine
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Andrew Gostine, MD, Anesthesiologist and Intensivist – Northwestern Medicine

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