- Requirement goes into effect for the 2014-2015 school year.
- School districts must provide one time cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) instruction in a class of their choosing.
- CPR education does not need to cover all victim sizes (adult/child/infant) but does require a hands-on component to training.
- CPR training shall be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course.
- Certification is not required, but if certification is obtained, the course instructor shall be authorized by an instructional program which is nationally recognized and is based upon the most current national evidence-based Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines of CPR and AED.
Excerpts from Bill
“The governing authority of each public school that enrolls students in grades nine through twelve shall provide instruction relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Such instruction shall be integrated into the curriculum of an existing required course, such as health education, physical education, or another required course deemed appropriate by the school governing authority, and shall include the following:
(a) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or an instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular HLS 1 care guidelines for the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
(b) Training for students relative to the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. For the purposes of this Subparagraph, “psychomotor skills” means skills that students are required to perform as hands-on practice to support cognitive learning.
(c) Instruction required pursuant to this Subsection shall not result in the certification of students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or the use of an automated external defibrillator.
…The physical presence of an automated external defibrillator in the classroom is not required. The instruction need only provide general information on the use and importance of automated external defibrillators.”
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese courses will qualify for the State of Louisiana's CPR Training:
|Supplies Needed||Adult Manikin||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)||5-10 minutes||20-25 minutes|
|Certification Level||No certification||2-year Community CPR Certification|
|Cost for Students & Evaluators||FREE||FREE|