In-Hospital Emergencies Projects at the Center for Resuscitation Science

The optimal management for in-hospital emergencies is central the Center for Resuscitation Science's mission. To achieve this, the Center operates in close collaboration with the inpatient Clinical Emergencies Committee at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, fostering a dynamic partnership that is central to our work.

The Center for Resuscitation Science leads an array of quality improvement initiatives, spanning the spectrum of inpatient emergencies, encompassing critical scenarios like hemorrhagic shock and cardiac arrest. Simultaneously, the Center engages in rigorous research endeavors, which currently range from harnessing the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to identify cardiac arrest events to investigations into Rapid Response Team (RRT) activation and its impact on patient outcomes. These efforts reflect the Center's dedication to advancing emergency care within hospital settings, saving lives and enhancing patient outcomes.

Principal Investigator: Oscar Mitchell, MD MSCE 


Oscar Mitchell, MDOscar Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and also the Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science. He studied Medicine at the University of Nottingham, UK, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine where he also served as Chief Resident. He came to Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine and also served as Chief Fellow.

He is interested in inpatient clinical emergencies, both inside and outside of the intensive care unit. His research focuses on inpatient decompensation and delays in RRT activation with a goal to improve care for patients who are at risk of decompensation during their hospitalization.




Research Team

Oscar Mitchell's Recent Publications