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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: March 15, 2018 09:21 AM
From: Representative Jim Marshall
To: All House members
Subject: Infant CPR and Choking Education and Prevention Program

In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation establishing the Infant CPR and Choking Education and Prevention Program in Pennsylvania. This program would provide information to expectant and new mothers on appropriate measures in response to an infant needing CPR and what to do if an infant experiences a choking situation.

Choking is the leading cause of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. According to the American Heart Association, parents are among the most important people who need to learn how to provide choking relief and CPR to their children.

The purpose of this act is to educate expectant mothers and mothers of newborn in proper infant CPR techniques and infant Heimlich procedures in the event a little one should experience such a need.

Therefore, I am introducing this legislation in an effort to reduce the amount of injuries and death to Pennsylvania’s infants as a result of needing CPR or choking assistance. I hope you will consider co-sponsoring this resolution.

Thank you.

Introduced as HB2298