CPR training requirement for H.O.P.E School Children in Florida

The H.O.P.E. program (Health Opportunities through Physical Education) is an educational elective for Florida school students that allows them to personally experience all the benefits of routine exercise, proper nutritional choices, and overall good-health decisions through a combination of health and physical education.  It enables students to get a better understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that will influence them the rest of their lives.

Through the H.O.P.E. program, students will be required to attend an approved American Heart CPR training class.  It has been found that even students can intervene and perform CPR on someone in cardiac distress.  Quick action can increase a heart victim’s chances of survival.

Statistics show that once trained in CPR, you are more likely to use your knowledge and skills in an emergency situation.  Taking a CPR course; like the one offered through In-Pulse CPR (an approved American Heart CPR training provider), can give you the skills and the confidence you need to “act” in an emergency situation.


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EMS (Emergency Medical Service) teams across the country respond to a high number of cardiac calls every year.  Each year, approximately 300,000 calls go out to our EMS teams due to men, women, even children in cardiac distress, and in need of medical attention.

With proper training and quick intervention by bystanders, survival rates are greater for the patient.  Those bystanders often include school age students.  Everyone, young and old, can be trained in CPR so that should an emergency situation arise, you are prepared to help.

The In-Pulse CPR classes are thorough and run for either 4 or 6 hours, depending if First Aid training is needed.  By using the latest up-to-date training materials and a teaching style that engages the student will ensure each attendee learns the necessary skills.  The classes are fun also!  At the end of the class, you will be provided with a two-year American Heart certification.  In-Pulse CPR offers training classes throughout Florida.

Did you know that less than one-third of heart attacks that happen with bystanders nearby, receive help from a bystander?  Many times this is because bystanders don’t know how to perform CPR.  They haven’t had training in CPR.  You can make a difference by getting trained in CPR through an American Heart Center like In-Pulse CPR.  You never know when your CPR skills will come in handy.  When you are trained in CPR, you are confident, and more apt to step-up and help in an emergency situation.


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Maria McCutchen
Nancy S. Serafin / February 11, 2013

This is a good opportunity to learn basic first aid so as to be prepared when an emergency situation happens. First aid courses will definitely help one be prepared and be confident when saving lives.

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