Simon's Heart Prevention Tips
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This resource is proudly brought to you by Simon’s Heart , a nonprofit organization using innovative approaches to raise awareness about the warning signs and conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. It provides free heart screenings for students; distributes AED devices through its crowdfunding site, GotAED, and develops educational resources for families and schools.
An acronym can save your players, coaches, friends or child’s life. SCA- Sudden Cardiac Arrest, occurs when your heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. CPR- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, uses chest compressions to restore your blood circulation. AED- Automated External Defibrillator, is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest as it shocks your heart back into normal rhythm. This resource will provide you with lifesaving acronym’s and comparisons to real life situations.
Does your sports teams need an AED device? If so, please start a campaign today on GotAED.org to crowdfund and get an AED device.