Implementing a Heart Safe School Program
Project ADAM affiliate sites strive to assist schools and communities in establishing a practiced plan to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest. We provide the foundation for a school to develop and sustain their program, including planning templates, a reference manual and one-on-one consultation. Contact your local affiliate for support.
A Project ADAM Heart Safe School has successfully implemented a quality sudden cardiac arrest program of awareness, training and effective emergency response to promote a safe environment for students, visitors and staff as outlined within the Heart Safe School Checklist.
Heart Safe School Program Checklist
This checklist can be used as an initial assessment and guide to implementing a Heart Safe School program.
Work with your school leadership prior to starting the process. Background for School Administrators has helpful information to guide initial conversations.
Project ADAM recommends appointing a Site Coordintor to be the point person for your school's CPR/AED program. Check out this graphic to learn more.
Develop your Plan
Heart Safe School Toolkit
A school can learn how to fulfill each criteria of the Heart Safe School Checklist by following the steps outlined in the toolkit.
Implement your Process
Program Templates & Videos
A school can utilize the following templates to support implementing a Heart Safe School.
Click on the links to download word documents that can be customized for your school building.
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
All staff awareness