The first adult patient has been enrolled in the DDePICt pilot study!!! Collection of monitoring data for this patient was completed on THursday June 9th at University Hospital. To our knowledge, this is the first time that ECG, EEG and arterial line monitoring data has been systematically collected from a patient after a declaration of death has been made. Congratulations to Loretta Norton, Dr. Bryan Young and the rest of the team there! A note to those of you at the other DDePICt sites: Loretta mentioned that for this patient, the bedside nurse was asked to sit in on the consent process with the family and Dr. Young. She felt that this helped a great deal in that the family then felt comfortable to ask the nurse questions throughout the study. You may consider doing this at your site, if possible. This topic will be on the agenda for the Research Coordinator's phone call the last week of June.
Amanda van Beinum
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