Conquering Diseases

Study To Improve Communication With Patients On Ventilators

Description

Seeking men and women with either normal airways or airways that have been difficult to manage while under anesthesia for a study of a voice test might reliably predict people whose airways may be difficult to manage during an operation.

Overview

We are gathering data about how to best design a communication system that would be easy to use and help improve communication between caregivers and people who can't talk because they have a tube down their throat helping them breath. Participants will use the investigational device to complete a few simple tasks and then we will ask them about their experience.

What we're hoping for

Develop a communication system using feedback from people who've been intubated or have a tube down their throat that would help communicate more easily with their caregivers.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03630003

 Principal Investigator

Jens  Walz, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Arlene  Williams

arlene.williams@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989