Archive - 2016 - Campaign Article

Archive - 2016 - Campaign Article

June 20th

DC Council Approves Lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in Schools Bill

WASHINGTON, DC--Students in the District of Columbia will learn Hands Only CPR in high school health classes, beginning in October. The DC Council included the CPR training language in the 2017 Budget Support Act, which also requires an automated external defibrillator at all schools in the District. In May, the Council appropriated $325,000 to purchase AEDs.

June 3rd

Missouri Becomes 34th State to Require CPR-AED Education in High School

Governor Nixon has signed Senate Bill 711 to equip a new generation of Show-Me State lifesavers; More than 60,000 Missouri students to be newly trained in first year of law’s implementation.

May 24th

Ohio House Bill Requiring CPR Education for High School Students Heads to Governor

The Ohio House today concurred on Senate changes to Amended Substitute House Bill 113, which would require CPR training for high school students entering 9th grade for the first time starting during the 2017-2018 school year.

The legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), seeks to encourage more youth to be familiar with the CPR process so they are prepared for an emergency situation.

May 12th

Arizona Is 32nd State to Offer CPR Training in Schools

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school or as a homework assignment outside of class. The curriculum change goes into effect with the 2019-2020 school year.

May 5th

31 States Now Require CPR Training Before High School Graduation

Thirty-one states have passed laws or adopted curriculum changes to require hands-on, guidelines-based CPR training for high school graduation. Each year, more than 1.6 million public high school graduates will have been trained in CPR. Following is a list of states as of April 2016.

42,920 graduates
Passed: 1983
Implemented: 1983
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28,540 graduates
Passed: 2013
Implemented: 2014-2015 school year
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35,540 graduates
Passed: 2015
Implemented: 2016-2017 school year 
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April 26th

Wisconsin To Require CPR Training for Students

Wisconsin became the latest state in the country to require CPR training in its schools under legislation signed into law this week.

The measure was inspired by the heroic actions of several teenagers who came to the rescue of a man who had suffered a heart attack while riding his bike, said state Sen. Jerry Petrowski, one of the bill’s primary sponsors.

“Without the quick thinking and action of three CPR-trained teenagers who happened to be nearby, he would not have survived,” Petrowski said. “This incident really showed me the importance of this legislation and prompted me to author this bill.”

The legislation requires all Wisconsin public, charter and private schools to teach CPR, as well as cardio cerebral resuscitation, or CCR, as part of health education classes offered to students between seventh and 12th grade. The law takes effect with the 2017-2018 school year.

April 21st

South Carolina Gov. Haley Signs Lifesaving CPR in Schools Bill into Law

COLUMBIA, SC--Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 3265 into law on April 21, requiring all South Carolina students to learn hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This essential life skill will be incorporated into the already required high school health education curriculum and will ultimately benefit countless families by increasing the number of people with CPR proficiency.  Far too many people die suddenly from cardiac arrest who might have been saved if only those around them were trained to administer CPR.

April 14th

New Guidance on Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Published

NCAA, medical specialists recommend all universities have well-rehearsed emergency action plan for sudden cardiac arrest.

February 24th

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces Grants to Schools for AEDs

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the schools that will receive grants to acquire automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through its You Can Save a Life at School AED Grant Program, made possible by the Hillsdale Fund.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Announces Schools That Will Receive Grants for Defibrillators, Made Possible by the Hillsdale Fund

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the schools that will receive grants for automated external defibrillators (AEDs), made possible by the Hillsdale Fund. AEDs are used to resuscitate victims of sudden cardiac arrest, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., which affects nearly 360,000 people each year, including 7,000 youth.

PITTSBURGH, PA--The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has announced the schools that will receive grants to acquire automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through its You Can Save a Life at School AED Grant Program, made possible by the Hillsdale Fund.

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