Proceeds from the 2013 Philadelphia Antiques Show will help the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS) at Penn Medicine provide state-of-the-art medical resuscitation. The rooms where this care is administered are literally spaces between life and death, where patients suffering from cardiac arrest and other life-threatening critical illnesses can receive the most modern and advanced resuscitation care.
Penn’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Resuscitation Science have been innovators in the advances in CPR and post-arrest care. With the support of the Philadelphia Antiques Show, Penn will be able to create sophisticated and fully integrated resuscitation spaces, which will help increase the survival rate for patients whose hearts start beating after conventional CPR, and also provide an option to put those patients who continue to arrest on emergency cardiopulmonary bypass. This level of advanced care will also benefit an additional 1,000 critically-ill medical patients—with severe sepsis, myocardial infarction, gastro-intestinal bleeding, and respiratory failure among other life-threatening illnesses—seen in the Emergency Department each year.