Project ADAM: Implementing a Heart Safe School Program
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurs more often than one might think, with survival rates around 10%. Sudden cardiac arrest is sudden and can affect the young, old and everyone in between. With this condition, time to intervention is the most important factor and when the response is rapid, the greater the chance for survival. It has been published that on any given day, about 20% of a community is on school grounds. A focused effort on cardiac arrest preparedness in schools is critical to protecting our children and others in the community. This course will attempt to start the process of the school preparedness for this dangerous condition.
The link to the course recording is below:
The target audience for this course is School health nurses and aides, school administration, school safety and security personnel & athletic trainers/coaches.
School personnel will be able to:
1| Identify the key differences between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack.
2| List some of the diagnoses that put individuals at an increased risk of suffering a cardiac arrest.
3| Recruit a group of individual within each school to be a part of their Emergency Team. This team will respond in the event of a cardiac emergency.
4| Identify the key components of a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP).
5| Apply knowledge and practice their CERP by running a cardiac arrest drill annually.
10:00 – 10:15 am
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
10:15 – 10:30 am
Project ADAM Background
10:30 - 11:15 am
Heart Safe Schools
11:15 – 11:30 am
Workshop Wrap-up and Next Steps
Christopher Rausch, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology Network of Care and Outreach
Courtney White, MS
Electrophysiology Coordinator and Project ADAM Colorado Coordinator
- 1.50 Attendance