30-minute course to be taught between 7th and 12th grade
CPR can save your life or the life of someone you know. Which is part of the reason why lawmakers in Austin are considering a bill that would require CPR training to students.
Joel Romo with the American Heart Association says the bill aims at fighting cardiac arrest deaths, "We know that nearly 383,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year, and only 11-percent of them survive."
H.B. 897 would require students to take a 30-minute training course that teaches them CPR and how to use a portable defibrillator.
School districts would also be able to choose when students take the course, required to be taken between seventh and twelfth grades.
Here is a quick video on how to perform compression only CPR