Effective August 2016, compression only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) instruction will be implemented with the following requirements.
1. The twenty-four (24) credit standard diploma option will require compression only CPR and AED instruction.
(a) CPR and AED will be taught in the Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) traditional or virtual course.
(b) Additional instructional opportunities may be provided through JROTC, dance education, and health science education courses, as well as Saturday and afterschool programs.
2. The instructional program must meet the following requirements.
(a) The instruction will be in compliance with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or a nationally recognized program based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for compression only CPR.
(b) Instruction will include the core cognitive and psychomotor skills associated with compression only CPR.
(c) Instruction will include appropriate use of an AED which may be taught electronically (e.g., video).
3. Schools will provide compression only CPR instruction or will arrange for instruction by community-based providers.
(a) Compression only CPR/AED instructors are not required to be certified teachers.
(b) Certified teachers providing compression only CPR/AED instruction are not required to be certified trainers of compression only CPR/AED.
(c) Students are not required to earn compression only CPR/AED certification to successfully complete the instruction.
The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for ensuring that schools comply with the requirements as outlined in this policy.
Adopted - HCPS - June 29, 2016