CPR in Schools (Ronald Rouse's Law)
At least one time during the entire four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which must include, but not be limited to, hands-only CPR and must include awareness in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
AEDs in our Schools & Facilities
All Kershaw County School District facilities are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AED). This device is used to treat a patient with cardiac arrest whose heart is beating irregularly (fibrillating) by assessing the patient’s heart rhythm, judging whether defibrillation is needed, and then administering a shock to return the heart to normal. Below you will find a links to types of defibrillators found in our facilities.
KCSD has an AED protocol that is updated and approved annually each fall that is in line with our CPR protocols and South Carolina AED Laws. To use an AED in our district, you must be CPR certified.