Heart Safe Schools

Implementing Heart Safe Schools

Project ADAM affiliates strive to assist schools and communities in establishing an emergency plan to place into action in the incidence of a sudden cardiac arrest. It’s not enough simply to have AEDs in the building. Lives are saved when schools are prepared not only with a documented plan, but also with a cardiac response team, in addition to being well trained on how to respond in the event of a cardiac emergency.

Project ADAM affiliates provide the foundation for schools to plan and develop their program, including planning templates, a reference manual and one-on-one consultation on how to help prevent sudden cardiac death in the school setting.

Project ADAM Heart Safe School designation is attained by schools upon successful implementation of a quality sudden cardiac arrest program of awareness, training and effective emergency response to promote a Heart Safe environment for students, visitors and staff as outlined within the Heart Safe School Checklist.

Step 1: Project ADAM Heart Safe School Checklist

As an initial assessment of cardiac emergency preparedness, please download and fill out one checklist per school and return to your Project ADAM Program Coordinator.  If you do not have an affiliate program in your state, use this tool as an assessment and guide to implementing a Heart Safe School.

Step 2: Project ADAM School Manual

Schools can utilize the following detailed manual as a guide to achieving Heart Safe School designation. Click on the link below to download and review the manual.

Step 3: Program Templates & Videos

Schools can utilize the following templates to implement Project ADAM Heart Safe School Designation. Click on any of the links below to download word documents that can be cutomized for your school building. Contact your local affiliate for support.


Heart Safe School Training Videos

Chapter 1: The Adam in Project ADAM

Chapter 2: Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Chapter 3: Being Prepared in a Cardiac Emergency
Chapter 4: Implementing Project ADAM in Your School
AED Drill
All staff awareness