Now all Michigan students will receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, thanks to legislation approved in December.

About 357,000 Americans each year suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, and only about 8 percent of them survive, according to the American Heart Association.

Few Michigan schools require such training, but it will become the norm beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

The new Michigan rules mandate that the health classes required for graduation be altered to include instruction in CPR and automated external defibrillators.  Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.


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