What is CCR?

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, about 5,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest occur in Arizona annually - when this happens,immediate help is required to keep victims alive.

What is the difference between CCR and CPR?

  • CCR or cardiocerebral Resuscitation or "CCR" is a cutting-edge alternative to CPR that emphasizes continuous chest compressions and eliminates mouth-to-mouth breathing.
    CCR is the combination of basic life support (chest compressions to move oxygen through the blood) and advance cardiac life support (the addition of drugs, electrical defibrillation and the possibility of internal cardiac compression).
  • CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a combination of rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest compressions. If a person isn't breathing or circulating blood adequately, CPR can provide circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without oxygen, permanent brain damage or death can occur in less than 8 minutes.

CPR and CCR Classes:

Northern Arizona Healthcare and Flagstaff Medical Center are committed to excellence in education and offer healthcare professionals and the public a wide range of training programs, including Heartsaver First Aid, Basic Life Support and Safe Sitters classes.

For more information on classes offered through the NAH Education Department, click here.