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
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!