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Should life saving techniques be taught in schools?

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Started: 3/3/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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gaschenzj

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There are 4 million potential life savers just waiting to be trained. If life saving techniques were taught there would be a lot more people to save lives. CPR should be taught in all high schools as a requirement. It could save thousands of life"s a year. It would only take two to three hours and you could save a life.
TooManyClassroomRants

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Potentially life saving skills can be dangerous in the wrong hands. The reason organisations like scouting etc are able to successfully teach life saving is because the groups are optional. Young people who do not wish to be there are free to leave, at any time.

Many of those who are taught in school will pay little attention. Then, when the situation really arises, they will panic, and remember very little. Say, at that point they administer the wrong treatment, or do it wrong, this is potentially harmful. This will also mean everyone graduated will think they are an EMT.

I have been trained in first aid to level that arriving on scene, unless a medical professional is on scene, I will most likely assume I am more qualified than the other first aiders there (Which I almost always am). Imagine if everyone who sort of knew how to administer CPR thought this. 2-3 hours and no real world experiences simply isn't enough time anyway.

Thus, I feel mandatory training, such as those you propose, would actually ENDANGER others.
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