CPR in Schools: Why it Matters
In a cardiac arrest emergency, every second counts. Studies have shown that if performed immediately, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Empowering all youth with CPR and AED training in school will dramatically increase the number of first responders in communities each year and save lives.
School administrators are faced with numerous responsibilities on a daily basis―school operations, instructional leadership, managing parent and community expectations and, of course, student safety on campus. In addition, students are eager to learn the popular hands-on skill and teachers love teaching it.
S.T.L. Emergency Skills Training Mission for the 2020 school year is to train as many students, staff, coaches and community residents as possible. You can make a difference in your school, district and community.
We are here to let you know that we’re ready to create a community of skilled rescuers by giving all students and educators the opportunity to learn CPR and creating more qualified lifesavers in our communities. Our MISSION 2020 (CPR in Schools) training program enables students to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR in just one class period. Plus, it teaches AED use and choking relief.
S.T.L. Emergency Skills Training strongly believes “We must advocate for CPR-AED programs in all schools across the United States. Every student should learn CPR as a life skill prior to graduation. There is absolutely no doubt that teaching CPR to youth in schools can and will save the lives of both adults and children.” –Stuart Berger, MD
With our ability to train nationwide and our already established certified training instructors in Georgia, Illinois and Missouri our founder has placed a mission on enforcing the already standing bills: Georgia General Assembly Legislation SB 212 Education, Illinois General Assembly HB 3724, and General Assembly of the state of Missouri House Bill No. 457 in these states. We are also willing to expand wherever the need is and remain compliant with state guidelines.
In 2018, reports show approximately 356,461 people in the US experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 347,922 were adults and 7,037 children under age 18. The majority of sudden deaths in young athletes are caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A young athlete dies every 72 hours from SCA. According to a chart in the AHA’s 2018 report. At some point we MUST take steps to lower these numbers.
Thirty-eight states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws or adopted curriculum changes to require hands-on, guidelines-based CPR training to graduate high school. When the legislation is implemented, nearly 2.3 million public school students will be trained in CPR each year.
The American Heart Association State Legislation for CPR in Schools (Graphic Picture Below)
Since 2018, new laws in many states require schools to train students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before high school graduation. Click Here