State Lawmakers to Gather at the Capitol for CPR Training

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The AHA trains 13 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

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AUSTIN, Texas  – The Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA), with support from the American Heart Association, Seton Healthcare Family and PSAV, will provide a series of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training classes for employees at the Texas State Capitol.

The training sessions will take place on Wednesday, April 9th at 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm in Room E2.002 of the Capitol’s underground annex.  All lawmakers, their staffs and Capitol employees have been invited to attend the trainings, which will utilize the American Heart Association’s 30-minute “CPR Anytime” course.

Attendees will practice CPR techniques on small inflatable mannequins, following along with an instructional DVD.  Participants will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and after completing the course, will take free CPR kits for the purpose of training others.

A milestone occurred at the 83rd Texas Legislature. Beginning with the 2015 graduating class, Texas school children will be required to learn CPR between 7-12th grade before they graduate.

Thanks go to the Texas Legislature for creating an army of lifesavers throughout Texas with this legislation which was sponsored by Rep. John Zerwas and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa.

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“For the fourth consecutive year, we are thrilled to be working with the American Heart Association, which provides life-saving education for everyone in our community,” said Dr. David Mercier, TSA President.

“This CPR training is just another example of filling a need so that more folks are now properly trained to respond appropriately in an emergency.”
For more information on CPR or the advocacy efforts of the AHA, visit or

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