South Carolina Requires CPR Training in High Schools

South Carolina Requires CPR Training in High Schools

South Carolina Requires CPR Training in High Schools

On April 22nd governor Nikki Haley signed a bill requiring all high school students be trained in CPR. House Bill 3265 was sponsored by over 20 representatives and and was approved unanimously. 

“This legislation ensures a future of citizenry with the confidence necessary to assist in life-threatening events. Confidence gained through CPR training, which empowers action. Action that can save lives,” said Senator Malloy, who co-sponsored the bill. 14 state and national organizations helped bring this legislation including the American Heart Association.

South Carolina is now the 30th state to pass a CPR requirement in High School. With over 300,000 incidences of cardiac arrest outside of a hospital per year, having a people trained is crucial. Survival rates significantly increase when trained help is nearby. This bill was partly inspired by Ronald Rouse, a 330-pound defensive lineman for the Hartsville Red Foxes who collapsed and died during a 2012 football game.

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