AUB finalizes Good Samaritan draft law.
Summary: The American University of Beirut Tuesday finalized the Good Samaritan draft law to enforce mandatory CPR training of high school students.
BEIRUT: The American University of Beirut Tuesday finalized the Good Samaritan draft law to enforce mandatory CPR training of high school students.
The law was originally drafted last month during a conference titled "Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Medical, Legal, and Public Challenge."
The law also proposes a scheme for Public Access Defibrillator Programs with an aim to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims.
The survival rate of cardiac arrest in Lebanon is currently 5 percent, compared with 30 to 50 percent in Europe, a statement from AUB said.
Lebanese Society of Cardiology President Antoine Sarkis and President-elect Malek Mohammad will be working with the Education and Health ministries on developing a national campaign to raise awareness of the issue, the statement said.
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|Publication:||The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)|
|Date:||Apr 10, 2019|
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