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Many U.S. schools don't teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

Nationwide, more than 350,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside of hospitals each year, researchers note in a report scheduled for publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Patients' survival odds improve when a bystander at the scene performs CPR, but only about 2.4 percent of Americans are trained in CPR each year...

First Aid and CPR training for child care providers

To help ensure children's health and safety in child care, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) requires all educators to complete training in First Aid and CPR. You must maintain your current certification in First Aid, and you must renew your CPR certification annually (, 2020).

"Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among children, especially those younger than 4 years of age. The majority of choking-related incidents among children are associated..

Cardiac Arrest on Construction Sites

Approximately 10,000 cardiac arrests occur at work. Due to the job's physical demands, construction workers are seen to be at a higher risk of experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. 

In 2016, construction workers experienced 21 percent of all fatal accidents and an injury rate 71 percent above the average rate for all other occupations, even though construction workers in the United States..

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