A new law requires Michigan schools to teach students how to perform hands-only CPR training as well as defibrillator use.
The training must be administered sometime between seventh and 12th grade.
Sarah Poole is with Michigan’s American Heart Association.
“This is legislation that we started talking with lawmakers about probably a year and a half ago, and a number of lawmakers at that point expressed support and really came on board in fact a number of them shared stories of using CPR to save somebody.”
Poole says Michigan is the 36th state to require CPR training in public schools.
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