Tag Archives: Lifesavers
Teaching students CPR before they graduate would put thousands of qualified lifesavers on our streets every year and progress toward that nationwide goal is being achieved.
AHA is kicking off an online School Challenge to encourage teens and tweens to learn the simple steps to save lives with CPR.
From Feb. 15 through March 15, students can help their schools train the next generation of lifesavers and win prizes by visitingbethebeat.heart.org and completing these brief activities as part of the School Challenge:
A new scientific advisory, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, calls for state legislatures to mandate that CPR and AED training be required for graduation- and You’re the Cure advocates in a number of states are helping to make it happen to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.
ScienceDaily (Aug. 3, 2009) ” Nine-year-olds can and should learn CPR. A study of 147 schoolchildren has shown that, although the smallest may lack the requisite strength, the knowledge of how to perform basic life support is well retained by young children.