Friday, October 7, 2016

CPR News: CA Law Requires CPR Training in Schools

September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1719 which requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be taught in schools. This new law, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona)makes California the 35th state to provide CPR training in high schools!

High schools that require a course in health education for graduation will begin to offer instruction in performing CPR in the 2018-2019 school year. Students can be taught the fundamental life-saving skill of hands-only CPR.

This is a big step toward giving young people the confidence it takes to perform proper CPR if ever a life threatening situation presents itself.

To read more, check out the original article here...