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CCR How To

You're probably wondering what CCR is? CCR is short for Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation. CCR is the newest science when it comes to cardiac arrest resuscitation and what it means is switching from the 30 compressions to 2 breaths, to continuous compressions. Let's break it down.

Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation

Continuous compressions decreases time off the chest

No need to give mouth to mouth breaths

No counting required

Easier to teach and understand

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

30 compressions to 2 breaths interrupts continuous blood perfusion

Distracts rescuers when they have to keep track of their compressions

Makes rescuers uncomfortable performing mouth to mouth breaths

No longer is the emphasis on providing breaths to the victim, but keeping the blood flowing to the brain. The body is still able to passively get oxygen through the action of chest compressions as well as the oxygen that was left over in the blood vessels.

Just remember Call-Compress-Respond

Call 911

Call 911

If someone unexpectedly collapses or becomes unresponsive, call 911 immediately. 

If you are by yourself, call 911 and put the phone on speaker mode.


Place the heel of your hand in the center of the chest and push hard and fast!

If the victim says "ow" or gets up, stop compressions.

Want a tune to think of? Compress to the beat of stayin alive, baby shark or uptown funk!

Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

Respond With An AED

Respond with an AED

Have someone grab an AED if its nearby. If it is just you, you may leave and retrieve the AED if it is 30 seconds away from you.


If it is farther away, just continue compressions until help can arrive

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