When it comes to CPR training, people always think of the hands-on training that folks are required to do the first time they take CPR.
Hands-on skills practice is a good thing, which is why we have Blended CPR. CPR isn’t brain surgery, but most folks feel more comfortable if they’ve practiced doing the physical motor skills training on dummies that don’t ever really feel like what it does when you’re actually performing CPR on a real person.
Now a proposal has passed the Senate that would require Hands-on CPR practice in high school resuscitation programs.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville was approved 31-0 on Monday. The companion bill is still awaiting a vote in the House Education Committee.
Instead of just requiring instruction in the techniques and skills associated with CPR, the proposal would require “students learn the techniques and practice the psychomotor skills associated with performing CPR.”