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Hastings High School among First to Educate Freshmen in CPR

Hastings High School was among the first schools in the state to train the class of 2016 in hands-only CPR. The decision to provide training, which took place on January 4, 2013, came in light of a recent bill passed by the Minnesota legislature which states that, “School districts must provide onetime cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later.”
The training sessions, lasting throughout the school day, were taught by Hastings Heart Restart, a community initiative which focuses on education and increasing the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims. “We are so proud to have this terrific opportunity to train students to help save lives!” said Paul Dawson marketing lead of the Hastings Heart Restart steering committee.
Hastings Heart Restart has set forth a goal of training 10% of the population of the city of Hastings in CPR. This means that they would like to train roughly 2,200 people. Since their creation this past summer, they have trained 936 people.
For more information on how you or your business can sign up for a free, in-house, CPR/AED training session from Hastings Heart Restart, please visit our website at http://www.hastingsheartrestart.org, or call 651-480-4574.