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Alabama's 2018 Legislative Session is Almost Here!

The 2018 Alabama legislative session is a few weeks away! Legislators will kick off session on Tuesday, January 9 and likely adjourn on Tuesday, April 24. Telephone CPR (T-CPR) will be the top priority for the American Heart Association.

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T-CPR would require all emergency dispatchers to give compression-only CPR instructions over the phone. According to a 2015 study, only half of the nation's 911 dispatchers provide coaching. 

Immediate CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. Yet, less than half of those who have a cardiac arrest outside a hospital get bystander CPR. Dispatcher-assisted CPR could double this number! 

Join us in advocating for T-CPR! Click here to sign our petition today.

We'll update you on T-CPR throughout session, as well as additional issues that might arise concerning heart disease and stroke. Learn more about T-CPR at news.heart.org.

If you have questions, comment below or email us at gsa.advocate@yourethecure.org.

 

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