Archive - Sep 21, 2015

Archive - Sep 21, 2015

Will Pennsylvania Become the Next State to Mandate CPR and AED Education Before High School Graduation?

PITTSBURGH, PA--Legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania House and Senate earlier this year seeks to make education in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) a high school graduation requirement. The bills do not mandate certification, but they do require students to undergo CPR training and become familiar with AEDs—user-friendly lifesaving devices that can restore a normal heartbeat to a victim of sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. One bill (SB 569) also calls for CPR and AED training for teachers.

If the legislation is approved soon, Pennsylvania could become the 27th state to approve mandatory CPR/AED education before high school graduation. See related article here.

Bills under consideration by the Education Committee (see attachments), chaired by Rep. Stan Saylor, are:

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