The Heart Safe School Program aims to increase awareness of sudden cardiac emergencies and devise an emergency response plan within each school. The goal of the program is to continue the effort to make our schools a safe place for the students and for all who enter through the doors.
One in 50 schools in America experience a cardiac arrest each year. The Heart Safe School Accreditation Program was developed by the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation and the Snider Community Heart Watch Program (Lancaster, Ohio). Due to the success of the program in Ohio, it is now being implemented in school districts nationally! For more information, please click or tap here.
The Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Emergency Risk Assessment Form is designed for your use and is NOT to be returned to school. Parents are asked to complete a form for each child. The form consists of questions specific to the student’s cardiac history and family history of any heart problems. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the form, you should make an appointment with your child’s pediatrician and review the form with his/her physician.