TC Juniors and Seniors Learn CPR

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Tri-County juniors and seniors were able to take part in a CPR program at the school last Thursday, March 18.   
	Senate Bill 711 signed into law in 2016 requires all Missouri public high school students to receive 30 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Heimlich maneuver training in order to graduate. 
	The training includes hands-only CPR, which only includes training on chest compressions but not mouth-to-mouth breathing. According to the American Heart Association, hands-only training is just as effective as regular CPR training in most situations. Around 90 percent of victims who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die, but CPR performed immediately can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
	Sarah Clark from the Daviess County Health Department was on hand to instruct students. Above Rikki Cook does chest compressions while Shelbi Dickinson (left) and Lexi Wyant observe.