The Solution: Train More CPR Lifesavers The American Heart Association strengthens and improves a communitys capacity to save lives. Community CPR programs mean more individuals are becoming lifesavers because they received CPR training from the AHA. Our Target Audiences Schools Communities 2010 31% 2015 46% 62% 2020 The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for the elements of the ECC systems concept. The 5 links in the adult out-of-hospital Chain of Survival are: Recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions Rapid defibrillation Basic and advanced emergency medical services Advanced life support and post-cardiac arrest care
A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of cardiac arrest. j CPR in Schools AHA Advocacy Efforts Support the Establishment of Quality School-based Programs Assure that schools develop and implement evidence-based and medical emergency response plans, which include the following recommended elements: effective and efficient communication throughout the school campus; coordinated and practiced response plan; risk reduction; training and equipment for first aid and CPR; and implementation of a lay rescuer AED program in schools with an established need Advocate that AHA CPR training be a high school graduation requirement. This training uses nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for CPR, incorporates psychomotor skills, and teaches AED awareness. CPR as a Graduation Requirement AHA Core Policy Objectives and Guidance for CPR in Schools These policies can be worked on at the local or state level. Training must include psychomotor skills (hands-on practice). The training must adhere to national Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines. The training can be as a stand alone offering or as a part of required curriculum. The training can be given between 7-12 grade. Training should include awareness around the purpose of AEDs. Annual Public High School Graduates*
CPR in Schools 32 states | 61% of public high school graduates WA VT ND MN OR ID WI NY IA IL UT AZ OK NM TN Enacted Prior to 2011
2011-12 WV K Y VA NC AR SC MS TX I N AL 2013-14 GA 2014-15 42,920 28,540 AZ
59,850 CT 35,540 DE 8,120 GA 92,010 IA 32,310 ID 17,170 IL 130,340 IN 65,940 KY
38,490 LA 35,720 MD 56,990 MN 56,320 MS 25,720 NC 88,040 ND 6,980 NJ 92,220 NM
18,480 NY 193,480 OK 37,300 OR 34,490 RI 9,460 SC 39,450 TN 58,600 TX LA 2012-13
RI CT NJ DE MD AL AR 2015-16 * NCES, Projections of Education Statistics to 2021. Table 14: Actual and projected numbers for public high school graduates, by region and state: School year 2013-14. ( http://nces.ed.gov/programs/projections/projections2021/tables/table_14CT.asp). 291,830 UT 31,860 VA 79,900 VT 6,070 WA 65,310 WI
60,460 WV Total 16,740 1,856,650 Curriculum Content Effective CPR Curriculum will: Train and educate hundreds of students, teachers, staff and families about CPR, AED use and choking relief. Increase students confidence in performing CPR and using an AED in a cardiac arrest emergency. Increase the participants knowledge about calling 911, when to perform CPR and how to perform Hands-Only CPR. Effective curriculum will teach: Hands-Only CPR Child CPR, compressions and breaths AED use Choking adult Choking child
The Only All-In-One Kit Schools need CPR training that is: Cost-effective Portable Ready to Implement Sustainable Easy-to-use The AHA created a competitive solution in the marketplace to maximize training opportunities in schools nationwide The CPR in Schools Training Kit empowers students to learn the core skills of CPR and AED use in less than 30 minutes Contains everything needed for educators to teach CPR in school classroom settings to 10 students at once Each kit can train hundreds of students as the manikins are reusable Extends lifesaving message into
communities when students take home a manikin and instructional DVD to train family members or friends National Corporate Sponsor CPR in Schools CPR in Schools Training Kits in 1,130 schools Schools selected where > 50% students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch Making strides to decrease disparities in bystander response across multi-cultural communities Increase students CPR knowledge and confidence to perform CPR. Trained more than 250,000 students in first year! Expected number of students trained over three years- 750,000
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