Is it possible to increase the percentage of cardiac arrest patients walking out of a hospital neurologically intact? Of course anything is possible, but according to Jim Keiken, BS, MSM, EMT-P, the way to potentially achieve this goal requires a change in how you perform CPR. The change is called cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) and has been proven successful in Tucson, Ariz., Kansas City, Miss. and Rock and Walworth counties in Wisconsin.
If you’re interested in CCR training or protocols, check out the flow chart of steps (CCR Flip Chart) to perform CCR and a training video for ALS providers provided by Keiken.