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Paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest: the development of an algorithm to guide recognition, management and decisions to terminate resuscitation
  1. James Vassallo1,2,
  2. Tim Nutbeam1,3,
  3. Annette C Rickard1,
  4. Mark D Lyttle4,5,
  5. Barney Scholefield6,
  6. Ian K Maconochie7,8,
  7. Jason E Smith1,2
  8. on behalf of PERUKI (Paediatric Emergency Research in the UK and Ireland)
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  2. 2 Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Research & Academia), Birmingham, UK
  3. 3 University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
  4. 4 Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, Bristol, UK
  5. 5 Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of West England, Bristol, UK
  6. 6 Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  7. 7 Emergency Department, St Marys Hospital, London, UK
  8. 8 Trauma Audit and Research Network, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Vassallo, Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, UK; vassallo{at}doctors.org.uk

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  • Twitter @jamievassallo

  • Contributors The authors JV, TN, ACR, MDL and JES conceived, designed and conducted the study and were responsible for the acquisition of data. JV and TN analysed and interpreted the data and drafted the first manuscript. All remaining authors, ACR, MDL, JES, BS and IKM were responsible for revising it critically for important intellectual content. JV conducted the revisions to the manuscript, with MDL and JES critically reviewing it for important intellectual content. All authors reviewed the final second manuscript prior to resubmission. JV takes responsibility for the manuscript as guarantor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests Two of the authors (JV and JES) are serving members of the UK Royal Navy.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Presented at This work was presented as an oral presentation at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference in September 2017 by JV.

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Footnotes

  • Twitter @jamievassallo

  • Contributors The authors JV, TN, ACR, MDL and JES conceived, designed and conducted the study and were responsible for the acquisition of data. JV and TN analysed and interpreted the data and drafted the first manuscript. All remaining authors, ACR, MDL, JES, BS and IKM were responsible for revising it critically for important intellectual content. JV conducted the revisions to the manuscript, with MDL and JES critically reviewing it for important intellectual content. All authors reviewed the final second manuscript prior to resubmission. JV takes responsibility for the manuscript as guarantor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests Two of the authors (JV and JES) are serving members of the UK Royal Navy.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Presented at This work was presented as an oral presentation at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference in September 2017 by JV.

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