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February 20th

More States Add CPR Training In Schools, But National Requirement Is Needed

Lindsay Davis, a former Miss Ohio, is an advocate who helped in the passage of SB252  “Lindsay’s Law” in the Ohio state legislature with Sen. Cliff Hite. – a law that requires all coaches and teachers to undergo education on the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. She is currently working to get other states to pass a similar legislation in addition to a law that requires CPR training as a high school graduation requirement. Davis was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at age 17. She previously wrote for USA TODAY Sports on this topic and a bill that would require all coaches and teachers to undergo education on the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.

February 11th

Bill Would Require CPR Training for South Dakota High School Students

It takes an average of 10 minutes for a first-responder to arrive to an emergency after dialing 911 in South Dakota, according to the American Heart Association. In rural areas, it can take even longer.

So if a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest, either response time is long enough to have fatal consequences.

South Dakota legislators will try to address part of that issue this week when they consider Senate Bill 140, a proposal to require all South Dakota high school students to take a course in “hands only” cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, prior to graduation. Students would also receive instruction in the use of automated external defibrillators, or AEDS.

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