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


  • Today's Geriatric Medicine

    Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates - Dr. Lance Becker discussed strategies for improving outcomes in light of the Institutes of Medicine report "Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival" Written by Jamie Santa Cruz. September 1, 2015

    All high school students should learn CPR - how early education could be the key to improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Written by Dr. Benjamin Abella. July 13, 2015
  • Institute of Medicine

    Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act - The Institute of Medicine conducted a study on the current status of, and future opportunities to improve, cardiac arrest treatment and outcomes in the United States. This report examines the complete system of response to cardiac arrest in the United States and identifies opportunities within existing and new treatments, strategies, and research that promise to improve survival and recovery of patients. Dr. Lance Becker was a major contributor to this report. June 30, 2015
  • The Inquirer

    The first annual PA Cardiac Arrest Survivors' Gathering: Living Proof that CPR can Save Cardiac Arrest Victims.
    April 25, 2015
  • Penn Heart and Vascular

    Saved From Sudden Cardiac Arrest With Therapeutic Hypothermia. Zach Conrad: The Right Place. The Right Time. December 12, 2013

  • NBC News

    Toddler Survives Drowning After 101 Minutes of CPR. March 22, 2015

  • Penn Medicine News and Publications

    Penn Medicine Nurses Teach West Philadelphia Residents Lifesaving CPR Skills. June 14, 2013.

  • NBC Connecticut

    The Mobile CPR Project - a joint venture of CRS and Travelers - has trained thousands of Hartford Residents in Hands-Only CPR, and is featured in this video from NBC news:!/on-air/as-seen-on/Mobile-CPR/276838971

    To learn more about the project itself, visit the following link:

  • EMS World

    Arizona Resuscitation Academy Integrates Emergency Medical Providers into a System of Care. February 20, 2014


    A Lifesavine Skill: CPR practice boosts resuscitation success. CRS's assistant director of clinical research, Marion Leary, and others look at the importance of quality practice and realtime feedback to cardiac arrest survival. February 10, 2014

  • Penn Medicine News and Publications

    Penn’s multidisciplinary team collaborates with Amtrak and AHA to promote AED design challenge. January 1, 2014

  • International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)

    In response to the recent European TTM trial regarding Targeted Temperature management following cardiac arrest, the International Resuscitation group posts interim guideline statement.  December 17, 2013
  • Penn Medicine News and Publications

    Penn Medicine Nurses Teach West Philadelphia Residents Lifesaving CPR Skills. June 14, 2013
  • Channel News Asia

    CRS clinical research director Benjamin Abella strengthens collaboration with Singapore in their efforts to treat patients with therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest. April 3, 2013.


    Learn the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack. March 20, 2013

  • New York Times

    New Data to Consider in D.N.R Decisions. March 14, 2013

  • New York Times

    Amid CPR Controversy, Many Unanswered Questions. March 6, 2013


    "Don't Think, Just Do CPR". Dr. Abella discusses the importance of immediate CPR. March 5, 2013

  • CBS Philly

    Brotherly Love: Sink Or Swim Philadelphia Helps Patients Pay Medical Bills. February 12, 2013

  • Penn Medicine News and Publications

    The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Resuscitation Science is investigating a novel training program called CPR Hospital-Initiated Training Project (CHIP). This program uses nurses and volunteers to train family members of high-risk cardiovascular factors using a CPR anytime Kit from the American Heart Association. See how the project is being done in Pennsylvania Hospital here. January 22, 2013

  • Daily Mail UK

    Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss how giving longer CPR may save more lives. January 21, 2013

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

    SCAF article on the number of patients treated annually for SCA in US Hospitals. June 24, 2011

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

    CPR and Smartphone Technology. Philadelphia Inquirer article featuring Dr. Raina Merchant. April 21, 2011

  • People Magazine

    Cardiac Arrest and Cooling. April 18, 2011

  • U.S Air Foreces Central Command

    332nd EMDG US Air Force performs therapeutic hypothermia on a soldier using CRS website protocols. April 14, 2011

  • WPVI 6 ABC Philadelphia

    Woman meets nurse who saved her life. 7 March 2011.

  • Advance for Nurses

    CPR Quality Worse at Night: read the ADVANCE for Nurses article looking at the CRS UPenn study findings. February 14, 2011

  • JEMS

    CPR Monograph: CPR Performance Counts. December 2010

  • WHYY

    CPR in hospitals less effective at night. Hear the WHYY story on research done by members of the CRS. November 15, 2010

  • JEMS

    Making Sudden Cardiac Arrest a Reportable Condition: Read the JEMS story about efforts to create a national reporting system for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. October 28, 2010

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

    CPR guidelines updated to "hands-only." Dr. Abella discusses the American Heart Association's updated CPR guidelines in the Philadelphia Inquirer. October 19, 2010.

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

    Sapatkin, Don. More and more, paramedics pack cardiac-arrest patients in ice. 14 Sept 2010


    Cooling therapy has chilling effect on deaths from cardiac arrest. 31 August 2010

  • Reuters Health

    Joelving, Frederik. Gaining on death, cooling therapy catches on slowly. 26 Aug 2010


    Learn how YOU can save a life: An easy two-minute CPR lession on featuring MD/RN from the Center. July 28, 2010.

  • Penn Medicine News and Publications

    Ewing, Rachel. Reversing Death: Therapeutic Hypothermia. 1 July 2010.


    For young mom, new CPR beat back death: Read the story on CNN. October 14, 2009.


    Cheating Death: Back from the Dead: See the clip from the hour long special featuring MDs from the Center. October 13, 2009.