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Attittudes of staff members towards video recording in the delivery room
  1. Madeleine C Murphy1,2,3,
  2. Colm P F O’Donnell1,2,3,
  3. Lisa K McCarthy1
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2National Children’s Research Centre, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa K McCarthy, Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin D02 YH21, Ireland; lmccarthy{at}

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The first reported use of video recording in the delivery room (DR) was part of a quality assurance project at the University of California San Diego Medical Center that evaluated performance at neonatal resuscitation.1 Video recording has since been used to appraise many aspects of DR care.2 3 Although we have reported that video recording is in general widely accepted by staff attending deliveries and provides opportunities for self-evaluation,4 the attitudes of staff to video recording in the DR have not been studied.

Video recording of high-risk infants in the DR was previously performed at our hospital and has recently been re-introduced. We created an …

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in study conception and design. MCM: data interpretation and drafting of manuscript; CPFO’D and LKMcC: revision of letter for submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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