Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science
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    Faculty and Staff of the Center for Resuscitation Science

  • The Mobile CPR Project Team

    The Mobile CPR Training Team - a Collaboration of CRS and Travelers in Hartford

  • Philly Heart Walk 2014

    Members of the CRS crew teach CPR at the Philly Heart Walk 2014

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    Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic practices hands-only CPR

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    Dr. Lance Becker with Philadelphia City Council Members

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    EMS providers perform High-Performance CPR during a Heart Rescue Resuscitation Academy

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    The Heart Rescue team with PA Secretary of Health Michael Wolf

  • CRS Team

    Dr. Lance Becker with members of the CRS Research Team

  • HART

    Dr. Becker lecture at HART

  • #aed

    Penn's multidisciplinary team collaborating with Amtrak and AHA to promote the AED design challenge

Welcome to Penn's Center for Resuscitation Science

The Center for Resuscitation Science based in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to research and training that will save the lives of people who suffer cardiac arrest and shock.

To accomplish this mission, we have brought together a diverse team of scientists, clinicians, and engineers focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of death and reanimation in an environment designed to catalyze the translation of new discoveries into optimized patient care.

Learn more about the Center for Resuscitation Science. »

Penn interpretation of the European TTM (33°C vs. 36°C) trial

An important new clinical trial was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, evaluating two different "doses" of post-arrest targeted temperature management (TTM). This trial has generated much interest from hospital providers of post-arrest care. Our CRS faculty have met to determine our position on the issues generated by the trial; a discussion of these issues can be found at the following link: watch video on TTM trial commentary

In response to the recent European TTM trial, International Resuscitation group posts interim guideline statement.

Targeted Temperature Management Protocol Survey

We are interested in learning about how your institution has developed or changed their post-cardiac arrest targeted temperature management protocol based on the latest science. To allow us to better understand this process, please complete a short web-based survey (5 minutes or less) available via this link TTM Protocol Survey.  For questions about the survey, please contact Audrey Blewer or David Buckler.

CPR Certification

The Center for Resuscitation Science offers a unique CPR training program unlike any other in our area. Our team is composed of the leading experts in the field who actually write the national and international CPR guidelines used by health care providers and community members around the world. Our team includes physicians and nurses dedicated to training individuals in high quality CPR and improving the survival rate of those who suffer a cardiac arrest. Please click here for more information or contact our CPR Training Coordinator, Marisa Cinousis.

UPHS AED Training Video

Center for Resuscitation Science Staff, together with the Clinical Emergencies Committee at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, have put together a short video on how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED.) Anyone can learn how to use an AED and help to save a life in an emergency situation!