Texas Athletic Trainers
In Texas, athletic trainers are required to hold a CPR certification from a nationally recognized provider such as the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council. Specifically, they are required to hold a CPR certification that includes training in both adult and pediatric CPR, as well as training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Additionally, the Texas Department of State Health Services requires that athletic trainers complete a minimum of two hours of continuing education in the area of emergency cardiac care, which includes topics such as CPR, AED use, and recognition and response to sudden cardiac arrest.
It's important for athletic trainers to maintain their CPR certification and continuing education requirements to ensure they are prepared to respond effectively in case of a medical emergency.