Miami-Dade County high school students required to learn CPR before graduating

34 states in the country require CPR training in schools

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Miami-Dade county high school students are now required to learn CPR before graduating. 

Every year, more than 420,000 people have sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital. Most die because they don't receive timely CPR. 

Miami-Dade County students will be the first in the state required to learn these lifesaving skills to graduate. 

There are 34 states in the country that require CPR training in schools. 

The American Heart Association in Florida is hoping our whole state will follow Miami-Dade's lead in CPR training. 

The class is usually given as part of the personal fitness graduation requirement. 

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