Bill to fund CPR education in schools narrowly advances

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  • CPR Schoolmarm SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    OCoug, thanks for your comments. I was at the legislature today and was proud that we passed this important piece of legislation out of committee. I am the Executive Director of the Utah Emergency Medical Training Council (UEMTC), a 501c3 non-profit and I am a strong advocate for CPR training in the schools. The UEMTC provided this training for almost 26 years before funding was pulled and now more people and more kids die unnecessarily. Although I deeply respect all voices today, equating teaching CPR with teaching yoga is silly. Yoga is great, but when you four year old falls to the ground on the playground you want a person there with an AED and CPR training and not a Yoga instructor. I need parents - yep, you mom and dad to write me about your wishes to see the CORE Curriculum requirement for CPR training is high schools is FUNDED again - we are supposed to represent a provident living, well prepared state - CPR and AED training is BASIC training and important. Please help.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 7:00 p.m.

    Good to hear.
    From the article I'm not exactly sure what changes will be made, but if it makes CPR a higher priority in state schools, I'm all for it. It could potentially save lives.

    Repetition is an important part of learning and hopefully when these kids are faced with a trying circumstance, they can not only choose the right watermelon, but save a life.