In the 2017-2018 school year all California high schools teaching health education will be required to include CPR training as part of their curriculum. But today, East Valley high school students got a head start, thanks to My Safe LA, an organization which promotes fire and life safety education.
The "Hands Only" training session aims to make CPR easy for young students and teenagers. There are no respirations, nor mouth-to-mouth resuscitation involved, simply chest compressions.
People who experience sudden cardiac arrest often die because those around them do not know how to administer immediate and proper CPR. With classes such as the "Hands Only" series, My Safe LA hopes to inspire students to feel confident in their ability to help others and in their potential to save lives.