- This law will go into effect on December 31st, 2016.
- This training will be part of each school’s health education program and will be taught in high school in grades 9th-12th.
- Students will be trained in AED and CPR usage including a hands-on portion of training.
Excerpts from Bill
“. . .lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims.”
Excerpts from State Board of Education
“The House Health Committee Substitute for House Bill 104 (HB104/HHCS) amends Section 22-13-1.1 NMSA 1978 requiring:
- Lifesaving skills training that follow nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training (CPR)
- training in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- the training be included as a required component in the health education graduation requirement for high school students”
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese programs will qualify for New Mexico's CPR Training Graduation Requirement:
|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|