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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Health advocates are pushing for required CPR instruction school.
It is billed as a way to increase the number of training life-savers in the state.
The legislation was cleared by the Senate in the spring and is currently pending in the House.
Supporters hope the House will vote on it this month before the members break again to focus on the November election.
If the bill passes, schools would be required to instruct students in both CPR and the use of defibrillators.
Instruction could be done anytime between grades 7 and 12.
Schools would have the option of instruction for hands-only CPR which is a simpler type of training that doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The American Heart Association estimates that performing CPR until medics arrive can triple a victim’s survival rates.