Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, MD, EMS, APP) provides a review of the clinical pathways for the evaluation, treatment, and management of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. The course also includes case study presentations and discussion about for screening and recognition of cardiac disease.

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Nurses, Physicians, EMS, APPs

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to sudden cardiac death in order to provide current, evidence-based care to pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the possible causes of sudden cardiac death in young people as well as what warning signs to look for and when to refer to cardiology evaluation
  • Describe incidence, screening and prevention considerations for sudden cardiac death
  • Review case presentations of pediatric patients with cardiac disease
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:
Christopher M. Rausch, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Cardiology
Medical Director, Cardiology Network of Care and Outreach
Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory
Director, Project ADAM Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado

Peer Reviewer:
Michael S. Schaffer, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado


Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.