First Aid CPR AED | Ohio becomes 33rd state to offer CPR training for students

Coming in at No. 33, Ohio is the newest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students. The bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

“House Bill 113 is bipartisan, common sense legislation that will have an immediate impact for all communities across the state,” the bill’s co-sponsor, Rep. Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), said in an earlier news release. “Actual hands-on CPR training helps to prepare individuals to help victims in a severe moment of need.”

Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) co-sponsored the bill and said the goal is to train future generations. “I believe many lives will be saved as a result,” she said in a news release last month after the bill passed the Ohio House and Senate.

As a result of the new legislation, which takes effects with the 2017-2018 school year, more than 100,000 Ohio high school graduates each year will be trained in CPR. As part of the training, students will also learn how to use an automated external defibrillator, or AED. The law also requires AED training for school district employees every five years.

Doylestown, Ohio, councilman Tony Lindeman personally believes in the importance of the law. In 2012, he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while running a marathon, and his life was saved by nurses who administered CPR on the scene.

“Today the hard work and efforts of this team paid off with Governor Kasich signing HB 113,” said Lindeman, who worked alongside the American Heart Association to get the bill passed. “I will forever hold such wonderful memories of … knowing we helped save more Ohio lives.”

About 38 people each hour have a cardiac arrest while not in a hospital, and nine of 10 do not survive, according to AHA statistics. Bystander CPR can double or even triple the victim’s chances of survival.

In April, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Kentucky passed similar bills, and Arizona joined the ranks in May. A bill to require CPR training for students in Missouri awaits the governor’s signature, and Michigan and California are considering legislation.

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