- schools are requirement to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training as part of the Health curriculum.
- The secretary of education recommends using a nationally recognized organization for CPR and AED training and incorporating a psychomotor (hands-on) skills development in the training.
Excerpts from Bill
“The secretary of education shall identify cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills that all schools shall include within required school curriculum and shall inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools to provide instruction in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators. “
Excerpts from State Board of Education
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThe following training programs are acceptable for training students in South Dakota:
|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|