South Dakota has taken the first step toward ensuring all students are trained in hands only CPR before they graduate from high school. With passage of this bill, more 10,000 life-savers will be added to our communities each and every year. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. More people trained will ensure more lives saved in all corners of our state.
SB 140 will soon be heard in Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Please contact members of the committee and ask them to approve the hands only CPR in Schools bill.
Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work, or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. This legislation would train the next generation of bystander CPR responders in South Dakota.
This is an important first step toward South Dakota including hands only CPR instruction in schools. Your voice can make all the difference to ensure all Senate members have the opportunity to support this bill.