This presentation title conveys the truth of the paradigm shift happening right now across the State of Alabama: high school students becoming CPR instructors. Our presenters will share the background, vision, strategy, and tactics used to develop highly-successful and sustainable BLS instructor programs using American Heart Association curriculum. Funding sources related to career readiness programs along with practical, best-practice approaches to achieving quality assurance, buy-in from key stakeholders, public CPR/AED awareness strategies, and instructor development will be shared.
Background on requirements for the AHA BLS Instructor Status
Tips and tactics on how to implement a sustainable BLS Instructor program in a high school or secondary institution
Ways to achieve buy-in from key stakeholders
How to overcome some common roadblocks to program implementation, funding, and sustainability
Public relations and awareness strategies for growing the BLS Instructor Program
Creative ways to train as many people as possible in CPR+AED
Question and answer session