Michigan Schools May Be Saving Lives By Teaching CPR To All Students
Michigan may pass a law that requires students between the grades of 7th through 12th learn CPR.
According to CPR.heart.org "350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests occur in the U.S."
"When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival."
Now, teens in our state may be the ones that save your life. A proposal has been made that all students take a CPR class and learn how to use a defibrillator. The Michigan Department of Education requires teachers to be certified in CPR, but now the students could help in aiding someone who is in trouble.
Clinkondetroit is reporting that
"The legislation easily cleared the Senate in the spring and is pending in the House. Supporters hope the chamber will vote this month before members breaks again to focus on the November election."
I have heard many people say "why do I need to take this class, I will never use this information". The cool thing with this class, is you hope that you never need to use this information, but if you do you are prepared.