Do you think a 12 year old can save a life? Can he/she perform CPR? Well researchers say yes! They found that sixth graders (avg. age 12) can perform hands only CPR
As you may have guessed – books, music, and video were used to engage their brains.
They were all instructed to call 911 and divided into groups that were taught by books, music, or video. The group taught by music and video did best.
Some states already require Hands-Only CPR training for high school graduation, but researchers say there has been little focus on younger children.
Encourage, youngsters, including preteens, to take training, it is relatively inexpensive and free in area hospitals and schools. Have all the necessary info before you present the idea to a child, as your life could be the one they save.