Inslee to sign CPR in schools bill

From: KVEW

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee  is expected to sign SHB 1556 into law tomorrow which ensures that  all high school students get CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training before  they graduate.

SHB 1556 will make CPR education part of health class and will  create a new generation of lifesavers.

According to the American Heart  Association, nearly  360,000 people in the United States suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of the  hospital, and only 9.5% survive, often because they don’t receive timely CPR.

Bystander CPR, when given right away, can double or even triple a victim’s  chances of survival.

The American Heart Association is one of the advocacy  groups that have supported the bill, which was sponsored by first responder and  State Representative Kevin Van De Wege (D) of Sequim, Wash.