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Journal Article
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A qualitative exploration of the impact of a distressed family member on pediatric resuscitation teams.

Deacon A, O’Neill T, Delaloye N, et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2020;10(9):758-766.

This qualitative study used a resuscitation simulation to explore the effect of family presence during resuscitation on team performance. Thematic analyses identified five key factors that are influenced by the presence of a parent during resuscitation – resuscitation environment, affective responses, cognitive responses, behavioral responses, and team dynamics.