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Novel paediatric pericardiocentesis simulator: a collaboration between the Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering

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  • Contributors NMT conceptualised and designed the device and study, collected data, drafted the initial manuscript, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. CR conceptualised and designed the study, collected data, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. SKSR, JLZ, CN and SG collected and analysed data and reviewed and revised the manuscript. AE conceptualised, designed, and ensured manufacturing of the device and reviewed and revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Funding for this project was from the NIH (1R25HD078327-01A1).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Review Board at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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