The CCR protocol is designed for adult cardiac arrest. Patients less than 8 years of age, drowning patients, drug overdose patients, trauma patients, and respiratory arrest patients are excluded. The CCR protocol focuses on providing the optimal timing for defibrillation, minimizing interruptions to chest compressions, minimizing pauses between chest compressions and defibrillation, early administration of intravenous epinephrine, and minimizing over-ventilation during cardiac arrest.
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Please note that these protocols, quality improvement measures and tools have not been evaluated by the American Heart Association and, therefore, the AHA cannot recommend, endorse or approve them. These examples may or may not be in use at the time you view them and are provided “as is,” exactly as submitted by the sponsoring organization. The protocols may not be directly applicable to or appropriate for other organizations or situations, and therefore should be evaluated carefully.