Every once in a while, we get to read and hear about great stories of how young members of the family, school or community in the United States or other countries were able to apply what they learned in school about CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The fact that 17 states in the US have required all high school students to learn CPR, is a clear indication of the importance of learning this life-saving skill.
One would realize this after reading the story through this link –
It becomes clear that having the CPR knowledge learned in class is something that every school in every country should consider because it can spell the difference between life and death for a cardiac arrest victim.
May this serve as a call to the honorable leaders and lawmakers of this country – make a law that would require every student in grade or high school to learn CPR as part of the national curriculum.
As Sean “Doc” Stanton said in the article – he’s the one who teaches the first responder class at ZHS, “It’s one of the main reasons I teach this class — because you never know when you’ll need it.”
Yes, no one would ever wish to have to use CPR skills to someone they care about. But if it happens that someone dear to us suffer from cardiac arrest or stopped breathing, being able to apply the skills and increase the chance of survival is something one should be thankful about.
So, if you can, please let your local government officials read stories like this for them to become aware on how important it is to teach the young students this life-saving skill. Let’s hope and pray for the day to come when every Filipino student leaving high school has learned CPR skills.