National preparedness survey of pediatric intensive care units with simulation centers during the coronavirus pandemic
Kamal Abulebda, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States
Rami A Ahmed, Anna M Bona, Lauren E Falvo, Elisa J Sarmiento, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States
Marc A Auerbach, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, United States
Patrick G Hughes, Department of Integrated Medical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, United States
Isabel T Gross, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06504, United States
Paul R Barach, Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48202, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, United States
Author contributions: Abulebda K, Ahmed RA, Auerbach MA, and Barach PR were the leaders of this project and were involved in the conception and design of the project, reviewing the available pertinent literature, data manuscript collection, drafting the initial draft of the manuscript, and final approval of the manuscript; Bona AM, Falvo LE, Hughes PG, Gross IT, and Sarmiento EJ were involved in the conception and design of the project, met regularly with the project leader to review preliminary data, analyzed the data, performed critical revisions of the manuscript, and granted final approval of the manuscript.
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Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because this study was a survey-based study and did not include any human subjects or patients.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have any conflict of interest to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Kamal Abulebda, MD, Associate Professor, Doctor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Dr, Phase 2, Room 4900, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States. email@example.com
Received: August 14, 2020
Peer-review started: August 14, 2020
First decision: September 21, 2020
Revised: October 4, 2020
Accepted: October 23, 2020
Article in press: October 23, 2020
Published online: December 18, 2020