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House Bill 4272 could help save lives

by Jason H. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Check out this great story from the Detroit Free Press about how important CPR and AEDs are when it comes to saving lives: http://www.freep.com/article/20131103/COL38/311030073/jocelyn-leonard-wes-leonard-fennville-jeff-seidel 

This story exemplifies why the American Heart Association supports House Bill 4272.  This legislation would require all schools to develop and implement a cardiac emergency response plan that would include the following components: 

• Regular, coordinated cardiac emergency response drills which provide for training in the identification of and response to cardiac emergencies
• Use and regular maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), when available
• Activation of a cardiac emergency response team during an identified cardiac emergency
• A plan for effective and efficient communication throughout the school campus
• A plan for training all students (grades 9-12) in AED use and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
• Incorporation and integration of the local emergency response system
• A plan for evaluation of the implementation of the plan after each cardiac emergency response drill

 

Keep watching your emails to learn more about how you can help advocate for this bill!

 

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