California along with several states have new legislation on the table for schools. The legislation plans to make CPR training mandatory in secondary schools across the country. Recently, health advocates in Michigan are pushing the bill through the house. Their goal is to have more CPR-trained students by requiring CPR training instruction in schools.
This bill would make it mandatory for all students ranging from grades 7 through 12 to learn CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The students would be trained each year until they graduate.
The instruction would be for hands-only CPR, a simpler type of training that does not require certification or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The Hands-only version of CPR can be taught in as few as 30 minutes, and the trainer does not need to be a certified CPR instructor.
Check out our School Earthquake Preparedness Guide and Checklist, I've put together all the important things that matter to a school and help you to create a real world plan and response to an emergency.
These new life saving skills will benefit everyone.
9 year old boy saves his sister from drowning using CPR
CPR Steps – CAB
You can download our CPR poster that you can print and share.