Did you know that this week is National CPR Awareness Week?
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. It can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy with no known risk factors.
Surviving sudden cardiac arrest depends on a public trained in CPR. That’s why I support policies that would train every high school student in our state in CPR.
Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.
Hands-on CPR training would prepare high school students to act in a medical emergency — at school, at home, or in the community. CPR can be taught in less than 30 minutes at little to no cost to school districts.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Senator Ross Romero
Minority Leader – Utah Senate Democrats