Currently, 36 states require CPR/AED training to receive a high school diploma. In addition to these states, two more are passing through lawmakers courts in both Michigan and California.
Our mission at StudentCPR is to ensure that every high school student has the opportunity to learn a training that could save the life of a loved one. As a response to our declared mission, we provide this training for free. We not only believe that students can save lives, we believe they can be trained through online videos.
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The information we really value at StudentCPR are studies like this.
We post about why CPR is important and why we believe in students learning this training but now we’d like YOU to get involved.
First, let’s get you informed:
Excerpts from proposed bills:
AB 1719, as amended, Rodriguez. Pupil instruction: cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
(1) Existing law authorizes a school district or school to provide a comprehensive program in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, or both, to pupils and employees in accordance with specified guidelines. Existing law requires each pupil completing grade 12 to satisfy certain requirements as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school. These requirements include the completion of designated coursework in grades 9 to 12, inclusive. Existing law authorizes a governing board of a school district to adopt other coursework requirements.
This bill would require, commencing with the 2018–19 school year, the governing board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school that requires a course in health education for graduation from high school to include instruction in performing compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as provided. The bill would encourage those entities to provide to pupils general information on the use and importance of an automated external defibrillator. The bill would require the State Department of Education to provide guidance on how to implement these provisions, including, but not limited to, who may provide instruction.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
1 SEC. 1168.
BY NOT LATER THAN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE MODEL CORE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM CONTENT STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION AND THE SUBJECT AREA CONTENT EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH EDUCATION UNDER SECTION 1278A PROVIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING: INSTRUCTION IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FOR PUPILS 7 ENROLLED IN GRADES 7 TO 12.
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Now what can YOU do?
- Contact your senators!
- Get involved at your local school!
Students can Submit their schools here
Teachers can Register their schools here
- Follow us on social media for updates as they emerge!
Together, we are already making a difference! More than one million high school students are trained in CPR annually with the cooperation of more than 37,000 high schools!