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March 26th

PVPA Receives $31,000 Grant to Teach Students How to Save Lives

SOUTH HADLEY, MA – Over 300,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. It affects people of all ages, gender and race. It can happen anywhere to anyone - in a classroom, on an athletic field or in a public space. By having an automated external defibrillator, or AED, and CPR training hundreds of lives can be saved. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) has been awarded a $31,000 grant from the Public Access Defibrillator Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to provide CPR/AED training to faculty, staff and students. 

Bill Would Fund CPR/AED Training in ND Schools

BISMARCK, ND--The goal is for all high school graduates in North Dakota to have a life-saving skill on their resumes. A bill that would fund CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training in schools is now under consideration by the State Legislature. 

March 19th

Beaumont Doctors Call for Standardized, Widespread Training to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fatalities in Schools

ROYAL OAK, MI--One of the leading causes of death in the United States is sudden cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 325,000 people each year. In a study published in the April issue of the journal Resuscitation, Beaumont doctors found that cardiac arrests in K-12 schools are extremely rare, less than 0.2 percent, but out of 47 people who experienced cardiac arrest over a six-year period at K-12 schools, only 15 survived. 

March 18th

Catholic District Approves AED Purchases for Every School

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA--Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools declared public support for Project Brock this week with the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for every school in the district.

The campaign to bring the life-saving devices into schools began in May 2012 after the tragic death of 16-year-old Brock Ruether, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a volleyball game at St. Thomas More school in Fairview.

A teary-eyed Kim Ruether petitioned the board at a meeting Monday for its continued support in making AED and first aid certification mandatory in Alberta schools.

She said the immediate use of an AED could have saved her son’s life and that Brock paid the ultimate price for this awareness.

“We need to have more than just parents on our side,” she told trustees. “We’ll do whatever it takes to help you.”

March 17th

Bill Would Require CPR Training for High School Students in Texas

There is a broad consensus among Texans, across all party lines, that there is a need for high school students to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Today, the Texas Education Committee meets in Austin to discuss numerous bills, including the American Heart Association’s CPR in School Bill, sponsored by Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, a physician for more than 30 years, and Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, who in 2007 received the Patient Advocacy Award from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

HB 897/SB 261 in the state Legislature would require Texas schools to provide 30 minutes of CPR instruction to all students at some point in their secondary education curriculum before graduation, according to Tiffany Travis, senior director of Communication for the American Heart Association.

Some of the arguments given in favor by the AHA are:

March 6th

Bill Requiring CPR/AED Training in Schools Passes Georgia Senate

ATLANTA--A bill requiring certain local school systems to instruct students in CPR and automated defibrillator (AED) use, beginning with the 2013–2014 school year, passed the Senate today by a vote of 44 to 6. Senate Bill 212 was sponsored by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R–Chickamauga).

“The first few moments of a medical emergency are the most critical, and knowing how to administer CPR and use an AED can truly save a life,” said Sen. Mullis. “With just a short investment of time, today’s students will become tomorrow’s lifesavers equipped with essential lifesaving skills. SB 212 will ultimately benefit countless families in our state by increasing the number of people proficient in CPR.”

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