News

UPI

Fewer than 1 in 5 US adults have up-to-date CPR training according to a study conducted by the Center for Resuscitation Science. November 15, 2016


Healio - Cardiology

Researh publication - In a recently published study lead by Audrey Blewer, CPR education using a Video-only training method was found to be comparable to standard training with a practice manikin. October 10, 2016


Fox 29

CPR Awareness - Dr. Benjamin Abella teaches Fox 29 viewers the importance of Hands-only CPR and how to use it when needed. June 2, 2016


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Save a Life in 2 Easy Steps With Hands-only CPR - The Center for Resuscitation Sciences and Penn Medicine strongly advocate for Hands-only CPR education. Read about the launch of The Mobile CPR Project-Philadelphia and the region-wide CPR Ready campaign and why it matters. June 9, 2016


The Philadelphia Inquirer

Commentary: Save lives by training more people in hands-only CPR - Dr. Benjamin Abella, Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science, join forces with the president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross and the board president of the American Heart Association in Southeastern PA to raise awareness and call for more CPR training in the region. June 7, 2016


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


Philly.com

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.


EMS World

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


Nursing.com

A Lifesaving 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 Amtrack 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.


Foxnews.com

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


ABCnews.com

"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


MSNBC.com

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


CNN.com

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


Penn Medicine News and Publications

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


CNN.com

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


CNN.com

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


Maclean's

The cooling cure. August 27, 2009


CNN.com

Caleb Hellerman. Cooling is catching on for cardiac arrest patients. 8 August 2009


Popular Science

Freezing the Heart to Save the Life: See the recent Popular Science article profiling the work of the Dr. Lance Becker, Dr. Benjamin Abella, and the Center for Resuscitation Science.January 27, 2009


Philly.com

Meet Bill Clinton's travel doctor, a HUP emergency medicine physisician: CRS/Emergency Medicine faculty member Dr. Roger Band shares his experiences traveling with Bill Clinton as the former president's personal physician. Philly News (philly.com) March 24, 2008


MSNBC

Teach more Americans CPR, heart group urges.Only 15 to 30 percent of those who need it get help from bystanders. CRS clinical research director Dr. Benjamin Abella talks about the importance of quality bystander CPR. January 15, 2008


The Center for Resuscitation Science

2010 CPR Guidelines: staff and faculty at Penn and CHOP have contributed significantly to the AHA and ILCOR 2010 Guidelines with over 50 citations.


Newsweek

Back from the Dead: Doctors are reinventing how they treat sudden cardiac arrest, which is fatal 95 percent of the time. A report from the border between life and death. July 15, 2007


Newsweek

To Treat the Dead: The new science of resuscitation is changing the way doctors think about heart attacks - and death itself. May 7, 2007


CNN.com

Cheating Death: Back from the Dead: Watch a CNN video about a 22 year old man who survived cardiac arrest. The hour long special features MDs from the Center for Resuscitation Science. October 13, 2009


CNN.com

CPR saves young mom: Read this CNN article about a 33 year old woman who survived cardiac arrest. October 14, 2009


Popular Science

Freezing the Heart to Save the Life: Science. January 27, 2009.


Medtronic.com

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month: See NBC's Tom Brokaw deliver the Public Service Announcement.


Newsweek

Back from the Dead: Doctors are reinventing how they treat sudden cardiac arrest, which is fatal 95 percent of the time. A report from the border between life and death. Newsweek. July 15, 2007


Newsweek

To Treat the Dead: The new science of resuscitation is changing the way doctors think about heart attacks - and death itself. May 7, 2007


Penn Medicine News and Publications

The New Science of Saving Lives: Nationally Renowned Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist Lance Becker, MD, Named Director of Penn's Center for Resuscitation Science; Extending Resuscitation Window and Rapid Cooling Focus of Work.


WRAL.com (Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)

Mask, Allen. Lowering Temps Raises Survival Odds in Cardiac Arrest. Feb. 9, 2007


USA TODAY

Davis, Robert. To treat cardiac arrest, doctors cool the body. 11 Dec 2006:1A