for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at Orange, California and other locations
study started
completion around



The study team will use implementation science to accelerate the uptake of teleconsultationfor burn patients by 1) examining the relationships between clinician perceptions of acceptability, feasibility, intention to use, and actual use of burn teleconsultation 2) identifying the optimal process for burn teleconsultation and the barriers and facilitators for its use during a crisis or prolonged care situation, and 3) designing and testing the effectiveness of a specific, tailored burn teleconsultation toolkit intervention to increase burn teleconsultation use.

Official Title

THE Actuate-CBC Study: Accelerating the Uptake of Telemedicine for Crisis Burn Care


The principal investigator's central hypothesis is that a tailored implementation intervention (toolkit) that integrates the known advantages of using telemedicine for burn consultation with new knowledge regarding clinician perceptions and the setting in which they work will improve the feasibility, acceptance, intention to use, and uptake of burn teleconsultation. The implementation intervention will enable rapid burn teleconsultation implementation under crisis circumstances and assist clinicians to virtually connect the person caring for a burn patient anywhere to the entire burn team's expertise. The study results will lead to more robust national crisis, wartime, and disaster response plans, improve quality of burn care, and decrease morbidity and mortality from serious burn injury, regardless of injury location.


Telemedicine, Tool kit, RedCap surverys, Interviews


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • 18 years of age or older and
  • are providing burn care to patients at the 4 burn centers and the non-burnhospitals are eligible for inclusion.

You CAN'T join if...

  • do not meet inclusion criteria,
  • decline to participate or do not give consent to participate in the study, •
  • directly express uneasiness about the participation


  • UCI Health Regional Burn Center accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • Regions Hospital Burn Center accepting new patients
    Saint Paul Minnesota 55101 United States
  • University of Michigan accepting new patients
    Ann Arbor Michigan 48109 United States
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Sumner Redstone Burn Center not yet accepting patients
    Boston Massachusetts 02114 United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of Pennsylvania
Study Type
Expecting 2183 study participants
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