Indiana Law Aims to Save Lives by Increasing CPR Training

Indiana lawmakers want to save lives by increasing CPR Training.

State Representative Ron Bacon of Chandler authored the new law that requires 9-1-1- operators to be trained on how to coach callers through hands-only CPR.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 900 Americans die a day because of cardiac arrest.

But only about 45-percent survive because a bystander knew CPR.

Bacon says CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of surviving a heart attack.