First Aid & CPR Training

Res #: 7-16M
Number: 7
Year: 2016
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

WHEREAS Saskatchewan has an increasing population with a great number of this population being from rural areas which may mean a long wait for an ambulance or at times being a long distance from an urban centre with a hospital or health care facility; and

WHEREAS the first few minutes after an accident or incident are critical to a person’s survivability; and

WHEREAS First Aid and CPR training have shown to be of great value and should be learned from a young age and kept up to date as required;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministries of Health and Education to have First Aid and CPR training as part of the high school curriculum so that every student learns this very important life skill before they seek employment where it is a prerequisite or before they come across an individual that may require it.

Responses From: The Ministry of Education