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Brothers invent outstanding CPR device

In CPR News, School Stories by Elizabeth Shaw3 Comments

You can tell that John and Christopher Di Capua are bright young men with  the ambition to help people and make CPR more efficient and effective. What started as a high school research project has now turned into a product with a purpose to save lives. CPR is a lifesaving skill, but oftentimes, people get tired, or there is only …

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High School Student saves Father’s life with CPR

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Paul Watson, a junior at Franklin high school, is an aspiring public safety figure.  When Watson heard his mother scream upstairs, he raced up to find out what was wrong and found his father unconscious on the kitchen floor. Watson is part of the Warren Country Criminal Justice program, where he was trained in CPR and emergency response. “We had …

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CPR Success: Teenage girl saves motorcyclist

In CPR News, School Stories, Student Rescues by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

Help came just in time for a Minnesota motorcyclist. Liz Lindgren, a soft spoken but courageous student from Champlin Park High School, was driving with her family to her sister’s school. They were  going through a curve in the road when a motorcycle in front of them switched lanes, turned too quickly, and his muffler hit the ground. Liz said, “he …

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New from Illinois: Lifesaving Law Passes

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The benefits of learning CPR seem like a pretty big no-brainer to me, especially when it comes to learning it before graduating high school. However, it’s an issue that some need to be sold on. The senate in Illinois have voted to pass a bill with a goal: saving lives. It will require high school students to be trained in CPR …

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In Maryland, CPR is Mandatory for High School Graduation

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Earlier this month, the governor of Maryland signed the bill known as Breanna’s Law. It was named for a Baltimore County student whose life was saved by someone that knew CPR. The new law also requires the students to learn how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrilator). The new CPR requirement begins with the freshman class entering high school in …

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Student saves Brother with CPR learned in High School

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Another great story about a high school student putting their CPR skills to the test.  Fifteen-year-old Derrick Kelson saved his brother Trevon a few weeks ago, after Trevon began to have a seizure which caused him to stop breathing.  Derrick had been playing a video game when another of his brothers ran downstairs to tell him that Trevon wasn’t breathing.  …

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Illinois introduces Bill to Require CPR and AED Training for High School Students

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We just got an e-mail from someone informing us that the state of Illinois has introduced a bill that would require CPR and AED training for all high school students.  It would become a requirement for high school graduation, and begin with the 2014-2015 school year. Illinois House Bill 3724 was introduced in the Illinois House yesterday (October 24, 2013) …