Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill requiring school districts to provide basic first-aid training to high school students.
HB 157 requires high school freshmen and juniors to learn how to administer CPR.
The legislation mandates that "the CPR training must be based on a one-hour nationally recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines."
The bill encourages school districts to provide CPR training to students in 6th and 8th grade, and the measure will take effect July 1st.
Immediate CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest each year.