Cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) is a new approach to patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that has been shown to improve rates of neurologically intact survival.
CCR – also known as Call & Pump – consists of continuous chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth ventilation (rescue breaths) for all bystanders of witnessed cardiac arrests and for first responders.
Early trials of the technique began in Tucson, AZ (2003), and Rock and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin, (2004). Capron Rescue also follows this protocol outlined by Dr. James MacNeal, MercyHealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Director.
Please remember these important points:
- This technique should be used on witnessed cardiac arrest on adults.
- An adult is anyone over 18 years of age.
- Traditional CPR with breathing should still be performed on victims of drowning, electrocution, drug overdose, and choking. Traditional CPR is also performed on children and infants.
CPR training is also available through the American Red Cross – Badger Chapter or the American Heart Association.