Dana Edelson
Section of Hospital Medicine
Clinical Associate of Medicine
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BA1996Brandeis UniversityPhilosophy
MD2001University of ChicagoMedicine
Residency2004The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship2005The University of ChicagoResuscitation Science
Fellowship2007University of ChicagoHospital Medicine
MS2007University of ChicagoHealth Studies

Academic Interests

Dr. Edelson is a Hospitalist whose academic interests include cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Her work involves measuring CPR quality during actual resuscitations and using feedback and debriefing to improve rescuer performance and patient outcomes. She is also interested in prediction tools and prevention strategies for in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Clinical Interests

Hospital-based medicine

Representative Publications

  1. Edelson DP, Robertson-Dick BJ, Yuen TC, Eilevstjønn J, Walsh D, Bareis CJ, Vanden Hoek TL, Abella BS. Safety and efficacy of defibrillator charging during ongoing chest compressions: A multi-center study. Resuscitation. 2010, accepted manuscript in press.
  2. Edelson, DP. A Weak Link in the Rapid Response System. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2010;170(1):12-3.
  3. Edelson DP, Eilevstjønn J, Weidman EK, Retzer E, Vanden Hoek TL, Abella BS. Capnography and chest wall impedance algorithms for ventilation detection during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2010; 81(3):317-22.
  4. Edelson DP, Litzinger B, Arora V, Walsh D, Kim S, Lauderdale D, Vanden Hoek TL, Becker LB, Abella BS. Resuscitation with Actual Performance Integrated Debriefing (RAPID) Improves CPR Quality and Initial Patient Survival. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2008; 168(10): 1063-9.
  5. Edelson DP, Abella BS, Kramer-Johansen J, Wik L, Myklebust H, Barry AM, Merchant RM, Vanden Hoek TL, Steen PA, Becker LB. Effects of compression depth and pre-shock pauses predict defibrillation failure during cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2006; 71(2): 137-45.

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