JACKSON, Miss. – Thanks to The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, in partnership with the American Heart Association, 176 CPR in Schools Kits have been placed in high schools around the state.
“More than 400,000 people suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest each year. Nearly 90 percent don’t survive. We would like to change that, and we can’t think of a better place to start than with our state’s students,” says Dr. Harper Stone president of the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance and AHA board member. “The Mississippi Healthcare Alliance is proud to invest in our state’s future by providing students with these American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools kits.”
Each CPR kit includes all the tools needed to train 10-20 students at a time, and they are reusable – one kit can train hundreds. The program is also easily implemented – any educator can lead the training in one class period or less.
“In less than the time it takes to watch a 30-minute TV sitcom, we can give students the skills they need to help save someone’s life with CPR,” continues Stone. “Everyone benefits from having more lifesavers in our community.”
To learn more about CPR in Schools, visit heart.org/CPRinSchools.