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CPR in Schools trains more than 300 Wisconsin schools, 6,000 students

CPR in Schools is a program that trains teachers and equips Wisconsin schools with materials to train middle and high school students in hands-only CPR. The project was led by Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #7 and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Although the program is coming to a close, the skills and equipment provided to schools will allow for students to continue to be trained each year.

This program reached 332 Wisconsin schools, training at least one teacher in every school. Overall, they trained 6,191 Wisconsin Students. “Reaching more than 330 schools statewide is a huge success,” said Dr. E. Brooke Lerner of the Medical College of Wisconsin. “We worked with schools from all areas of the state, from the southernmost areas of the state to the most northern regions." We are thankful for all schools that participated in this important program.

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