• Revive participants at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital StanfordRevive participants at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Revive particpants, CPR training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital StanfordRevive particpants, CPR training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford


“Training and education for high risk, low volume events is paramount to delivering the safest, highest quality care to our patients.”

–Michelle Rhein, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC

“Through the Revive Initiative's effort, I have witnessed an increase in interest and awareness for resuscitation among the hospital staff. Also, during code events the team has been more keen to start compressions, apply the defibrillation pads and obtain EtCO2 tracing.”

– Tony Kuo, RN, BSN

“I believe in practicing and preparing for the worst, in order to perform your best. Mock codes in-situ are the best way for NICU RNs to train for the unpredictability of the most vulnerable and tiny patients.”

– Julie Kennedy, MSN, RN-C, PHN

“The staff used to only get this type of skills practice once a year with our annual simulation day. Since Revive occurs so frequently, I’ve noticed that staff members no longer feel as much anxiety and stress as they did before because they are much more comfortable with the skills performed.”

– Luzelle Matias MSN, RN-BC, CNS

“The sustainability of the Revive Initiative is paramount to the ongoing quality education of first responders. The need for resuscitation is a fact of life, especially in the hospital. The Revive Initiative has brought resuscitation from something that no one wants to talk about because it is too often associated with severe debilitation and death to an open discussion on how it saves lives and how we can actually show improved outcomes by better educating staff and bystanders. Practice makes perfect, and Revive affords the ability to practice those life-saving skills with real-life scenarios and equipment on a regular basis, which is essential for when the time comes that you have to perform resuscitation on a human being. The process of recognizing and intervening becomes automatic; procedure and equipment are familiar, so there’s less fumbling; and time-sensitive practices are put in place immediately. Working in critical care, things can change quickly, and there is no time for hesitation. The Revive Initiative has made CPR more normal and less scary for first responders.”

 – Michelle Burns-James, NP