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American Heart Association awards 20 CPR in Schools Kits to teach Humble ISD students

Humble ISD has been handpicked to receive 20 CPR in Schools Training Kits, valued at a total of nearly $12,000, from the American Heart Association thanks to a generous donation by Skip and Shirley Allen of Austin. Humble ISD was among two school districts chosen as beneficiaries of the kits, which will be used in high school senior classes and in seventh grade health.

Under a new Texas law, all public school students must participate in a 30-minute CPR lesson before they graduate from high school. Training students in vital CPR could save thousands of lives by filling the community with lifesavers – those trained to give a cardiac arrest victim the immediate care needed to survive until EMT’s arrive. Every hour in the U.S., approximately 38 people will have a cardiac arrest event outside of the hospital. Nine out of ten people will not survive often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong.  Bystander CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association.

The CPR in Schools Training Kit is portable, durable, designed to train 10 to 20 students at once, and comes with everything needed to empower students to learn the core skills of CPR in under 30 minutes. The kits also teach AED skills and choking relief.

CPR in Schools Training Kit includes 10 Mini Anne Plus inflatable manikins, 10 kneel mats with carry bags, 10 practice-while-watching training DVDs , a hand pump for manikin inflation, two mesh collection and storage bags, a classroom carry bag, 50 replacement airways, 50 manikin wipes, 10 replacement face masks and a facilitator guide.

Humble ISD and the American Heart Association are longtime partners because we share a common goal of wanting students to be educated on heart health,” Helen Wagner, Humble ISD health and PE facilitator, said. “We are so grateful for this donation of practical, effective teaching tools. The CPR lessons will benefit students throughout their lives."

American Heart Association awards 20 CPR in Schools Kits