CPR Required for Graduation in Michigan featuring ProTrainings | Fox 17

CPR Required for Graduation in Michigan featuring ProTrainings | Fox 17

October 12, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Derek] A new law aimed at saving lives across
our state as of next year. All Michigan students will have to complete
CPR training in order to graduate. Our Brody Carter in studio now with how the
new legislation will be saving lives. Brody? [Brody] Well the great part, Derek, is depending
on who you go through, these classes are completely free, and it’s giving students across the
state hands-on training needed to save a life. [AED trainer] “Attach pads firmly to person’s
chest.” [Reporter] For some the stigma involved with
saving a life can be overwhelming. [Tyler] That’s why it’s so important as a
part of the training program to build confidence. In it’s purest form, it’s not actually that
complicated. What the complicated piece is, is getting
that persons confidence to the point that when someone hits the floor, how do you get
them over that fear of legal repercussions? How do you get them over that fear of catching
a disease? How do you get them over that fear of hurting
someone? [Reporter] State legislation now aim to get
as many people comfortable with CPR as possible. [Tyler] This program has been up and running
for four years now. So the Student CPR program has trained about
90,000 students across the nation. [Reporter] Tyler Accardi. ProTrainings has been helping teachers with
CPR in schools for years now. However, it will be a requirement for Michigan
students in order to graduate. [Tyler] The end result, which is having people
in the right place, at the right time, saving someone’s life. [Reporter] ProTrainings is one of a handful
of health and safety companies helping educate students throughout the nation, providing
classrooms with CPR manikins, even providing their own CPR and First Aid videos, all completely
free. [Dan] We go right to our 30 compressions,
it’s just basically putting one hand on top of the other. [Reporter] From the TV to the classroom, Dan
Droski at City High School, now has the resources, giving students hands-on training, preparing
students for real world situations. It’s already paying off. [Dan] I’ve had a couple students come up and
say, ‘man in the lunchroom, my friend was choking, boom, here’s what I did. [Reporter] According to the American Heart
Association, Michigan is now one of 35 states to pass this legislation hoping to save lives. This time next year, all Michigan schools
will be required to teach these life saving skills. [Tyler] Then you’re creating hundreds of thousands
of new rescuers every year, and that’s a great way to get lots of people with that knowledge
out on the streets. [Brody] Yeah, these new requirements will
go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year, and for more information on that training,
we’ll post a link to our website at Fox17online.com. In the studio, Brody Carter, Fox 17 News. [Derek] So, so important, thanks Brody.