Plans underway in NH town for CPR in Schools.
New Hampshire is one of a handful of states that has yet to pass a statewide policy to put CPR skills practice into the high school curriculum. AHA advocates are continuing efforts to ensure this lifesaving skill is required of all students before graduating high school. One advocate has pitched an idea to his local school district to have the youth sports club he coaches, bring CPR training to student athletes at the high school. Following this pilot program, the district plans to assess adding CPR to its curriculum for all students. When we teach kids CPR in high school, we are giving students important skills they can carry into the future - and strengthening the community's cardiac chain of survival.