The American Heart Association strongly emphasizes on teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation to high school students. In this regard, the AHA collaborated with the students of Capital High School on Tuesday 10th March, 2015 at the Capitol for learning and teaching CPR.
Around twenty students took part in the American Heart Association’s initiative to persuade lawmakers to make Montana a more safe and healthier place to live given that approximately 70% of the people living in Montana do not know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In emergency situations even the nearest aid can take few minutes to arrive and thus, performing CPR on a cardiac arrest victim till the arrival of paramedics can increase the rate of survival.
AHA representative, Amanda Cahill explained, “What we want to do is just get the awareness out there, get people taught. You’d be amazed how many of the legislators will get down on their knees and do CPR, so it’s really fun. The kids are having a great time. They’re really learning CPR as they teach it, too.”
Therefore, American Heart Association is teaching CPR to high schools students in Montana and is encouraging them to teach others in order to develop lifesavers in the community.