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Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Creating CPR Cirriculum For Schools In Pa.

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Gov. Wolf signs bill creating CPR curriculum for schools in Pa.


Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 7 into law Wednesday. The law will require the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a potentially life-saving curriculum for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

“I’m proud to sign into law this important life-saving measure. Each additional set of hands trained to do CPR increases the likelihood that a cardiac arrest will be reversed,” said Wolf. “Teaching our young Pennsylvanians to save a life not only promotes the health of all of Pennsylvania, it builds a sense of community and neighborliness.”


Experts say that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital every year and almost 45% of those patients who received CPR survived, according to a press release.

The new law requires the Department of Education to provide a curriculum to schools to teach “hands-only” CPR, which is a no-breath technique that uses compression only and is recommended by the American Heart Association for sudden cardiac arrests.

According to the release, the curriculum must also include training in the use of automatic external defibrillators.

“This new law will help provide generations of Pennsylvanians with an important life-saving skill. Knowing how to properly use the hands-only CPR technique and AED equipment is critical when an individual suffers a cardiac arrest,” said Sen. Tom Killion, who sponsored the bill. “I deeply appreciate Gov. Wolf signing this legislation. It will save many lives.”                                                                             https://wjactv.com/news/local/gov-wolf-signs-bill-requiring-cpr-curriculum-for-schools-in-pa

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