Florida lawmakers pass bill requiring high schoolers to learn CPR

April 28, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State lawmakers unanimously officially passed a bill to require students to take CPR training to graduate from high school.

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of deaths on campus and is also the leading cause of death to student-athletes, according to the Senate version of the bill. The American Heart Associates says one in five victims of fatal cardiac arrests could be saved had bystanders given CPR, the bill states.

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– First Coast News

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