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Life saving learning
On August 29, 2012, the state of North Carolina passed an act stating that all students are to be instructed in CPR as a high school graduation requirement. In accordance with the Health Education Essential Standards, students must be able to “demonstrate basic CPR techniques and procedures on a mannequin and pass a Red Cross or American Heart Association approved test of CPR skills” before graduating high school.
During the 6 weeks of 8th grade health instruction, our students are taught CPR techniques and skills. The students are given the opportunity to practice in small groups, and then tested individually. We are so proud of the efforts our students put in to learning CPR, and the difference they could make one day.
Written by: Susan Little (health teacher)
Posted: May 14, 2015 by Brita Mann