American Heart Association

Motivational speaker suffers cardiac arrest, turns ‘power of one’ message into ‘power of many’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stephen Sroka, Ph.D., was addressing public school staffers about the growing heroin addiction problem in Ohio when he remarked, “I feel tired.”

A well-known motivational speaker, Sroka had been talking about difficulties in his own life growing up in poverty. He sometimes uses a dash of […]

D.C. requires CPR training for high school graduates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 3,000 students graduating each year from Washington, D.C., public and charter schools will now be trained in Hands-Only CPR.

The law was enacted last Saturday following completion of the 30-day Congressional review period. In D.C., legislation approved by the city council and mayor goes to […]

California to provide CPR training for most students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Over the weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will require CPR training for a majority of the state’s high school students.

Although the California law falls short of the American Heart Association’s efforts to get states to provide CPR training to all high […]

Missouri high-schoolers to learn CPR before graduation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Missouri has become the 34th state to add CPR training to its high school curriculum. Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill Tuesday, shortly after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed similar legislation.

The Missouri bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters), was motivated to introduce the […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Ohio becomes 33rd state to offer CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coming in at No. 33, Ohio is the newest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students. The bill was signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

“House Bill 113 is bipartisan, common sense legislation that will have an immediate impact for all communities […]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Arizona is 32nd state to offer CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school […]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Wisconsin requires CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Wisconsin became the latest state in the country to require CPR training in its schools under legislation signed into law this week.

The measure was inspired by the heroic actions of several teenagers who came to the rescue of a man who had suffered a heart […]

New Mexico becomes 28th state to require CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New Mexico teen Jonathan Madrid was biking with his friends in August when he fell and hit his head. His friends didn’t know what to do about his injuries and let him sleep it off.

Madrid passed away later that night. He was 18.

Since his death, […]

Illinois is 27th state to require CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association this week confirmed Illinois as the 27th state to adopt the AHA’s CPR in Schools program to provide lifesaving training to middle school and high school students.

With the addition of Illinois, states representing more than half of the U.S. population have […]

September 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

New York Regents finalize CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Dominic Murray’s room in Queens is the same as it was when he left for college in 2009.

He never lived in that room again – he died of sudden cardiac arrest on Oct. 7 that year.

On Thursday, Dominic’s mother, Melinda Murray, traveled […]

September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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