CPR Could Become Required Class For Michigan Students
CPR training could soon become a part of curriculum for Michigan students grades 7 through 12, 9 & 10 News reports.
A bill that would require schools to provide instruction in CPR training and use of defibrillators to students at least one time before graduation has passed unanimously in the Senate in the spring, WNEM reported.
Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, the sponsor of the Senate bill told WNEM,
I am proud of my colleagues in the Senate for taking this important step toward bringing more lifesavers into our communities. CPR saves lives, and if all Michigan high school students learn basic CPR prior to graduation, Michigan will gain 100,000 more CPR-trained lifesavers each year.”
The bill is now pending in the House.
The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Michigan Association of Ambulance Services, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians, Michigan Emergency Nurses Association, and more, all support the bill.