Milwaukee Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC)
Continuous Chest Compressions Trial (CCC)
To determine if Continuous Chest Compressions compared to standard American Heart Association recommended CPR with interrupted chest compressions significantly improves survival to hospital discharge in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
There are approximately a half million cardiac arrests which occur in the United States each year. Nearly two thirds or about 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital. In Milwaukee County, there are about 800 cardiac arrests which occur each year.
If you do not wish to participate in this study, an opt-out bracelet is available for your use. Simply wear the opt-out bracelet. Healthcare providers will not enter you in the study
For any information about the study or to reach Dr. Tom Aufderheide; (414) 805-6493, or email RRC@MCW.EDU