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Automated External Defibrillators

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn To Sign Law Requiring High Schools To Teach CPR, AED Use

High school students across the state will soon learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills, under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign on Thursday.

06/05/2014

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Law To Require Students To Learn CPR, Defibrillator Use

The legislation was prompted by the 2008 death of St. Charles High School student Lauren Laman during a drill team practice. Laman’s parents say her life may have been saved if her teammates were properly trained to use an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.

05/21/2014

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Girl’s Parents Seek Law Requiring High Schools To Teach AED Use

Mary Laman’s daughter, Lauren, died in February 2008, after she collapsed in the cafeteria at St. Charles North High School.

12/17/2013

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Trains Getting Life-Saving Portable Defibrillators

Metra Board Chairman Brad O’Halloran said the defibrillators will be installed on about 300 Metra train cars.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012