Research at the Center for Pediatric Resuscitation

Our robust research program encourages novel, innovative and pioneering resuscitation-based research and aims to successfully translate and implement these finding to promote best practices, improve provider bedside operational performance on patients and patient and population outcomes. Our diversity in research incorporates the best in animal laboratory research, clinical research, and quality improvement in order to measure, analyze, publish, implement, and disseminate improved evidence-based CPR data to inform current and future evidence-based resuscitation guidelines that saves more lives and improves quality of life for children.

Below is a select list of our current research projects:

  • American Heart Association Resuscitation Quality Initiative in the Emergency Department (PI Aaron Donoghue)
  • Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Critically-Ill Children on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (BEAM Study) (PI Adam Himebauch)
  • Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebral Autoregulation During Pediatric Post-Cardiac Arrest Care (CAPTURE) (PI Matt Kirschen)
  • Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) – ICU-RESUS (Improving Outcomes after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest) (PI Robert Sutton)
  • Intra-arrest Cerebral Near Infrared Spectroscopy (PI Alexis Topjian)
  • Long term Outcomes Following Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (PI Alexis Topjian)
  • National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4Kids) (PI Akira Nishisaki)
  • National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS) (PI Elizabeth Foglia)
  • Neuroimaging for Outcome Prediction Following Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (PI Matt Kirschen)
  • Pediatric Resuscitation Quality Collaborative (pediRES-Q) – Quality of Pediatric Resuscitation in a Multicenter Collaborative: an Observational Study (PI Vinay Nadkarni)
  • Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment of Subclinical Seizures After Cardiac Arrest (PI Alexis Topjian)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension-Associated Pediatric Cardiac Arrest (PI Ryan Morgan)
  • Standardized Communication during In-hospital Resuscitation – A Multicenter Randomized Simulation Trial (PI Vinay Nadkarni)
  • Validation of PICU Hotspot Tool for Prediction of Clinical Deterioration and Cardiac Arrest (PI Heather Wolfe)
  • Videography in Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation (VIPER) Collaborative (PI Aaron Donoghue)