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August 29th

CPR Training Might Become High School Graduation Requirement

SACRAMENTO, CA--California Gov. Jerry Brown has a month to sign a new bill that would make CPR training a high school graduation requirement.

The CPR in Schools legislation would require schools to teach students hands-on CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

Dr. John Maa is chair of the advocacy task force for the California American Heart Association.

"The provision of immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double a victim's chance of survival," says Maa. "What this bill will do is train a new generation of lifesavers in the community to be to respond to cardiac arrest at the scene."

The bill would go into effect during the 2018-2019 school year.

San Francisco, San Diego and Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School Districts already require CPR in schools.

Use of AED Revives Carrollton Teen Who Collapsed at School

CARROLLTON, TX--A seventh grader from Carrollton is recovering after she went into cardiac arrest and collapsed during volleyball practice, and the fast actions by her coaches helped save her life.

"One of the last things I remember is hearing breathing in my ear and looking over at my friend and that's it," Amanda Marquez said.

As she lay lifeless on the gym floor, her family says three coaches and the principal at Creek Valley Middle School sprang into action, doing CPR, dialing 911 and using an automated external defibrillator – or AED – to jump start her heart.

August 24th

Creating a New Generation of Lifesavers

Slow but steady progress

Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia now require CPR-AED education before high school graduation. More than two million students will be trained annually as a result. A list of states and the number of students who graduate each year is provided below.

States that do not have laws requiring CPR-AED education include Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wyoming.

August 12th

Cardiac Emergency Response Planning for Schools Published in School Nurse Journal

In 2015, the American Heart Association assembled a group of stakeholders from several organizations, including the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, to develop tools to assist schools in establishing cardiac emergency response plans. Led by co-chairs Kathleen Rose, RN, and Monica Goble, MD, they prepared “Cardiac Emergency Response Planning for Schools: A Policy Statement.”

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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