High School CPR Requirement Takes Effect in Eight States this Year

37 States plus Washington D.C. have passed laws to add a High School CPR Requirement for graduation. Three other states, including California, also passed CPR requirements. These states have laws that fall short of American Heart Association (AHA) standards. Eight states are implementing these new requirements in the 2017-2018 school year. The eight states include Michigan, South Carolina, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Heart Disease is a leading cause of death in America. 350,000 Americans experience cardiac arrest outside of the hospital each year. Currently less than half of those people will receive CPR from a bystander. Only one in ten survive. The goal of the High School CPR Requirement movement is to get CPR skills into the hands or more potential rescuers. With these new laws in effect 2.2 million public school students will be trained in CPR each year. If more people learn CPR as part of primary education there will be more trained bystanders and this can improve rates of survival.

High School CPR Requirement Map

Get your Life Saving CPR Training in Sacramento California Today! California’s High School CPR Requirement law may not be up to American Heart Association (AHA) criteria, but our classes are. Visit our website to find the class schedule and sign up for a class at: https://www.cprskillssacramento.com/. Or call us at (916) 672-2008 with your questions. Why learn CPR? Because #lifeiswhy

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