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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

School Health Corporation  has COSTAR contract pricing for all AEDs. For more information, contact Joanne Nicholas at 800-323-1305, ext. 7987 or Kristi Leahy at 800-323-1305, ext. 7943.
CPR Certification Required for School Nurses (Act 107 of 2014)​  By July 1, 2015, all school nurses are required to be CPR-certified through a Department of Health-approved certifying agency and maintain certification within the time frame established by the approved certifying agency.  Only CPR courses for Healthcare Professionals will be accepted. The list of approved courses *(updated July 2015) has been adapted from the Bureau of EMS list for emergency medical providers. A valid Instructor card representing any of the approved courses is also acceptable. * Please note some of the approved providers have changed the name of their courses. The course names will be updated when that information is made available to school health. The providers listed are still the approved providers and the courses by their new names are still the approved courses and may be used accordingly. It will take longer for the course names to be updated in SHARRS so use the provider name to choose the course taken. 
Pennsylvania Public School Code, Article XII, Section 1205.4- CPR Instruction  Schools are required to offer CPR class at least once every three years. This training may be included in the school entity's continuing education plan.
Pennsylvania Public School Code, Article XIV, Section 1424- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  School entities are required to have one person certified in use of CPR during regular school hours.
Updated: December 2017