CPR training in our high schools

Michigan has now joined 35 states and the District of Columbia in passing legislation regarding CPR training for high school students. Michigan legislature now requires school to provide Hands-Only CPR and the use of defibrillators at least once between grades 7 and 12 beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 357,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital every year. Only 8% survive, but immediate bystander CPR can greatly increase those odds.

Hands-Only CPR can be taught in just 30 minutes and can be easily incorporated in existing health classes. Teachers do not need to be a certified trainer. Students can also earn CPR by practicing on a mannequin or watching a video. To learn Hands-Only CPR, click here.

Source: http://www.clickondetroit.com/health/cpr-in-school-bill-signed-into-law