Walker signs CPR measure into law

Jeff Fleischman from Lake Hallie has been with the Mighty Docs for four years. He was not on...
Jeff Fleischman from Lake Hallie has been with the Mighty Docs for four years. He was not on the ice in Altoona when a teammate suffered a nearly-fatal heart attack, but knows first-hand the value of using CPR.(WEAU)
Published: Apr. 16, 2018 at 3:45 PM CDT
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Gov. Scott Walker signed a measure into law that ensures all 911 dispatchers in the state can give CPR instructions over the phone.

The American Heart Associate sent out a release Monday, applauding the measure.

The American Heart Association reports that a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival falls 10% with each passing minute between cardiac arrest and the start of CPR. When bystander CPR is administered, it doubles and even triples the chance that the victims survive. With this law, 911 dispatchers in Wisconsin will be able to help callers begin bystander CPR immediately on a cardiac arrest victim, as first responders are on the way.