The debate of whether to use CCR or CPR

CCR or CPR? An interesting debate

Currently there is a debate regarding whether first aiders should carry out Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation as advised by the UK Resuscitation Council or Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (continuous chest compressions), advocated in the Vinnie Jones advert, as seen on television, issued by the British Heart Foundation. In years gone by, from 2006 onwards, if a First aider came across an unconscious casualty, the correct procedure was to go through a process of assessment to identify if the casualty was or wasn’t breathing. If the casualty was not breathing, the first aider would then carry out breaths and chest compressions on the unconscious casualty. Continue reading