Chest compressions without rescue breathing may be as effective as “traditional” CPR–new method known as “CC-CPR”
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.
December 30, 2008 at 8:41 am, hassan said: