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CPR Training A New Requirement For Kansas High Schools

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According to the AHA, performing CPR within a few minutes of cardiac arrest can double or triple a person's chance of surviving.

CPR training will now be a requirement in high schools across Kansas after a unanimous vote by the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.

Students will receive hands-on training in the use of CPR and portable defibrillators. The American Heart Association has promised $25,000 worth of CPR training kits in schools across the state. The kits include training videos, practice manikins and "AED training simulators."

According to the AHA, performing CPR within a few minutes of cardiac arrest can double or triple a person's chance of surviving. Kansas is the 38th state to make CPR training a requirement in high school, according to the AHA.

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