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Center for Resuscitation Science

Patient Recieving Emergency Care
The mission of UC San Diego Health’s Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS) is to integrate leading-edge research, education and clinical leadership in order to improve resuscitation practices and patient outcomes, in and out of the hospital.

Under the direction of Dr. Daniel Davis, our experienced educators at the center oversee resuscitation training and performance improvement efforts for inpatient institutions and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies, and provide training for more than 3,000 health care providers each year.



CRS has developed numerous innovative training programs for hospital providers, EMS personnel, and laypeople. Our ART programs are designed to empower hospitals and EMS agencies to design and implement resuscitation training curriculum that addresses their needs, and encourages efforts toward continuous refinement based on performance improvement data.

Training program information

Research Efforts


From cell cultures and animal models of brain injury and cardiopulmonary arrest, to clinical trials involving people both in and out of the hospital, UC San Diego Health’s Center for Resuscitation Science is internationally recognized as a leading contributor in the field of resuscitation science.

Program Accomplishments

Since the program began in 2008, we improved the following:

  • Hospital mortality has decreased 20 percent.
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest survival has doubled and is currently more than twice the national average.
  • Neurologically intact arrest survival rates have tripled in non‐ICU patients.
  • The incidence of non‐ICU arrests have decreased by more than 60 percent.

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