Proposed bill in Washington would require CPR training in schools


Schools are known for teaching the three “R”s, but should CPR be added to the curriculum?  A state Senate hearing in Olympia Monday focused on a bill that would require CPR training in schools. 

American Heart Association advocates and partners were among those who testified in support of HB 1556.  According to the American Heart Association, effective compressions-only CPR can be taught in a matter of minutes at little to no cost to schools.

“It only takes ten minutes, you don't have to be certified and you'll know what to do in an emergency,” Darla Varrenti explained. 

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