Scavello Applauds Final Passage of Bill to Expand CPR Training in School

The Pennsylvania Senate today gave final approval to a bill aimed at saving lives through greater education and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, according to Senator Scavello, who was a co-sponsor and strong supporter of the measure.  The bill now goes to the governor for his signature.

Senate Bill 115 would strengthen academic guidelines in schools for CPR training in grades nine through 12, while adding hands-only CPR instruction to Pennsylvania’s education curriculum.

“Every minute counts in saving a life”, Scavello said.  “Passage of this legislation can be the difference between life or death, and educating and training all citizens to be able to act as a first responder in these situations is vital.”

This legislation is a top priority of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.  It is also supported by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society and Independence Blue Cross.

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CONTACT: Christine Zubeck czubeck@pasen.gov (717) 787-6123