The December issue of Circulation reports on the conclusions of two studies which show CPR done without rescue breathing may be as effective as the compression/ventilation combination we’re taught to do now. The new method is called “CC-CPR.” “CC” stands for “chest compressions.”
The studies were conducted in Sweden and Japan. An article about the findings was posted by U.S. News and World Report. It is not a part of the current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR protocols.
The amount of data coming out about this has us convinced that CC-CPR will be considered as part of a future Guidelines update.