AED machines, training could be in every Kansas school

AED machines, training could be in every Kansas school

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A bill that would require cardiac emergency plans in Kansas schools is waiting for action in the senate.

Advocates for the proposed law, Sub House Bill 2494, were at the Capitol Monday. If passed, the bill would require AED machines in each district building and require CPR training for every coach or sponsor at school activities.

Lindsey Walton, a doctor at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City says AED awareness is just as important as having the machine in the building.

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“All were in fire drills and tornado drills, we all learned about shooter drills, and they are super important,” Walton said. “But sudden cardiac arrest management and plans are as important and we should get this into our communities.”

Right now, this bill is in the senate education committee. It will have to get through this committee before making it’s way to the senate floor.

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