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Southland high school officials differ on level of state guidance needed for defibrillator training, availability – The Denver Post

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School districts in the south and southwest suburbs have different numbers of automated external defibrillators available, but officials have different opinions on whether the state should provide more guidance on availability.

Defibrillators are portable machines used to help someone experiencing cardiac arrest. In Illinois, state law requires schools and other public places to have defibrillators, but leave it up to school officials to determine how many should be in buildings.

Lockport Township High School District 205 Superintendent Robert McBride said the state should give more guidance and funding to schools to make sure a consistent number of defibrillators are available.

Tinley Park High School associate principal Randy Couwenhoven said the state requires defibrillators, it…

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2023-05-18 04:40:39

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