SHARE Program

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (CCR) for EMS Providers

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (CCR) Demonstration Project

The purpose of this project is to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).

The Cardiocerebral Resuscitation Demonstration Project was initiated in January, 2005, after approval by the Bureau of EMS & Trauma System and the EMS Council of Arizona.

This protocol is specifically for trained EMS providers after training and approval by their Administrative Medical Director. The training is provided by the Bureau of EMS & Trauma System.

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.

To be eligible for participation in the CCR Demonstration Project, EMS agencies must first provide a minimum of 6 months of historic OHCA data and commit to providing continued OHCA data to the secure HIPAA compliant SHARE database.

No data is revealed to any other entity.