High School CPR Training

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Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

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The LAFD Foundation supports the LAFD in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing essential equipment, training, and public outreach programs, including L.A. youth-focused initiatives, to supplement city resources.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


During each academic year hands-only CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) will be taught in high school health classes throughout LAUSD. Each year 50,000 students will be prepared to save lives with CPR.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

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Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans. 375,000 cardiac arrests occur each year throughout the nation, 88% of them at home. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death and premature death in Los Angeles. Preventing people from dying of heart attacks, drowning, and choking will increase the life span of Angelenos. Imagine a high school student being able to save the life of a parent, a grandparent, sibling, friend, neighbor, or even a stranger. High school students live throughout the city. In addition to their presence at school and at home with their families, they may also work in businesses, participate in sports and recreation programs, attend religious institutions, go to entertainment and cultural event, and drive on surface street and freeways where there may be accidents. The6y are positioned to respond in many locations throughout the city. If CPR is administered in the first minute, there is an 87% chance of the patient surviving.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


One aspect of evaluations is based purely on numbers. How many students were trained? Tracking each student after they complete the course or after they graduate high school will be nearly impossible. Thus, we need to develop creative methods to stay in touch with trained students or we may never know whether or not they responded to a heart attach emergency and how many lives were saved. Arriving LAFD medical technicians and paramedics will know if a civilian administered CPR before their arrival. This can give us an indirect approximation of the benefit of the program. Moreover, through social media, we will develop reminders for this generation of connected youth to check in if they helped with a heart attack victim.

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yes of course CPR should be taught in HS

by beingjackie2015
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