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Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review


December 31, 2020

New law ensures 911 operators are trained for CPR – Legislation is set to become effective January 1 to ensure 911 operators across the state are prepared to provide cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructions to a caller in an emergency situation. Previously, not all counties allowed 911 operators to run callers through CPR instructions. According to the American Heart Association, each year an estimated 350,000 sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events occur in the United States in an out-of-hospital environment. Almost all of these events result in a call for help to 911. Without quick...

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