- Grant funding is available for training students grades 9-12 and school staff.
- To qualify, CPR education does not need to cover all victim sizes (adult/child/infant) but does require a hands-on component to training.
- Funding can be used for purchase of supplies, training materials and CPR trainers.
- Because this is simply a recommendation with funding available, course content and implementation is largely left to the discretion of the district.
Excerpts from Bill
ON AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2014, EACH LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDER MAY APPLY FOR A GRANT OR GRANTS TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS IN ANY OF GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE AND SCHOOL STAFF IN ANY OF GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR.
THE INSTRUCTION FUNDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MUST INCLUDE A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, PSYCHOMOTOR-SKILLS-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM THAT REFLECTS CURRENT, NATIONAL, EVIDENCE-BASED, EMERGENCY CARDIOVASCULAR CARE GUIDELINES FOR CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Training high school students on the effective implementation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators is an effective way to increase the number of Coloradans capable of performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to save lives. Additionally, requiring high school athletics coaching staff to obtain instruction in the effective implementation of CPR and use of an AED is an effective way to reduce risk to student athletes and to increase the number of adults in public schools who are able to apply and use these life-saving measures.
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese training programs will qualify for state of Colorado grant funding.
|Supplies Needed||Adult Manikin, AED Trainer||Adult & Infant Manikin, AED Trainer|
|Initial Evaluator Training Time||20-30 minutes||4-5 hours|
|Online Course Time||1 hour training, 20 minute test||1 hour training, 20 minute test|
|Hands-On Time (per group)||10-15 minutes||20-25 minutes|
|Certification Level||No certification||2-year Community CPR Certification|
|Cost for Students & Evaluators||FREE||FREE|