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- emergency service
- emergency medical services
- advanced cardiac life support
We performed an activity analysis of the resuscitation room in our inner city paediatric emergency department. Data were entered prospectively onto a computer in the room by the nurse or doctor caring for each patient. Patient capture was checked against a separate audit in progress, and data retrospectively entered for missed patients (n = 7). The database was similar to that used in our …
Ethics approval was not thought necessary at the time of activity analysis. The data were already routinely collected as part of several hospital audits and the database was also designed to unify the collection process.