Cardiac Arrest Resource Team

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About Us

The Cardiac Arrest Resource Team at the University of Florida aims to optimize the clinical care of cardiac arrest patients and to further advance the field of Resuscitation Science.

Our team has a broad background with representation from the Departments/Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Anesthesiology, Surgery, along with basic science researchers from the McKnight Brain Institute.

We provide clinical care to cardiac arrest patients and work with hospital committees on the development and implementation of evidenced-based best-practices to ensure consistent care across the institution. We work with multiple partners as part of the investigative process of novel therapies.

The scope of research conducted by the group falls under four main themes of Basic Science, Clinical Studies, Population Health Studies, and Reviews of Current Literature. CART members meet regularly to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Studies

Laboratory Studies

We are evaluating the clinical significance of several biomarkers in human cardiac arrest patients through partnership with the McKnight Brain Institute and Department of Emergency Medicine. In collaboration with faculty from the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology and Anesthesiology, multiple translational studies of novel therapeutics are underway with goals to progress to clinical trials.

Clinical Studies

Our Clinical Studies arm has multiple ongoing prospective, observational and interventional trials and quality improvement initiatives within the hospital to evaluate the impact of various medical therapies and imaging on physician practices and functional outcomes.

Population Health Studies

Through partnerships with epidemiologists, statisticians and EMS, we have multiple studies regarding the epidemiology of cardiac arrest, barriers to bystander CPR, and the experiences of bystanders themselves.

Reviews of Current Literature

Our efforts in this field include reviews of the fast-growing field of Resuscitation Science by synthesizing the highest quality articles with the most direct clinical impact and a meta-analysis of neuroprognostication literature.

Research Spotlight

Each month we discuss a recent article in the Cardiac Arrest literature at the end of each meeting to keep all our members up to date on the latest developments in Resuscitation Science.

Contact Us / How to Learn More

Department of Emergency Medicine
1329 SW 16th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Torben K Becker

Torben K Becker M.D., Ph.D., RDMS, FAWM

Assistant Professor; Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine; Director, Prehospital Research; Director, Global Health Programs; Program Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Associate Medical Director – Alachua County Fire Rescue
Phone: (352) 733-1473
Travis W Murphy

Travis W Murphy M.D.

Director, Student & Resident Education, Division Of Critical Care Medicine; Co-Director, Cardiac Arrest Programs, Division Of Critical Care Medicine; First Year EM-CCM Fellow
Phone: (786) 457-5648