CPR

Coaches/Sponsors

In April 2019 the Kansas State High School Athletic Association’s (KSHSAA) Board of Directors adopted a rule requiring any head or assistant coach/sponsor for any KSHSAA sanctioned activity be certified or trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) administration.

A school can request a waiver for any activity, provided they have a legitimate reason the hands-on training couldn’t take place due to health/safety concerns. The coaches/sponsors are still required to obtain online training.

http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/pdf/CPRInfo.pdf

 

Student Requirement for High School Graduation

Kansas State Board of Education members in December 2017 approved the addition of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training in the Kansas Health Education Standards. A document explaining the training is available at:

https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/Learning%20Services%20Documents/CPR_Kansas.pdf

In the Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Health Education, this is listed in the Injury Prevention and Safety Content Area, Standard 8:  Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for health, Benchmark 12:2.  Kansas Health Education Standards