What is Cardiocerebral resuscitation?

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.

What is the difference between CPR and resuscitation?

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

Should you continue resuscitation?

A new study has found that keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors. The sooner that CPR is started after someone’s heart stops, the better.

Why do agencies recommend compression only CPR for civilians?

Hands-only (compression-only) bystander CPR may reduce the time to initiation of CPR and result in delivery of a greater number of chest compressions with fewer interruptions for the first several minutes after adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

What is mechanical resuscitation?

Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (mCPR) devices are automated devices that provide chest compression during cardiac arrest, without the need for human-performed manual compression.

How long should resuscitation be continued?

In 2000, the National Association of EMS Physicians released a statement that CPR should be performed for at least 20 minutes before ceasing resuscitation. More research has been done since then that suggests longer time performing CPR results in higher survival rates.

When should resuscitation efforts be terminated?

The Universal Termination of Resuscitation Guidelines suggest that resuscitation should be terminated if, after at least four 2-minute intervals of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, three criteria are met: 1) the arrest was not witnessed by emergency medical services (EMS); 2) there has been no return of spontaneous …