Heart Safe Schools

Implementing a Heart Safe School

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.

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.

Assess #READY-ness

Heart Safe School Checklist

 

Work with your school leadership prior to starting this process. Background for School Administrators has helpful information to guide initial conversations.

Next, as an initial assessment of cardiac emergency preparedness, 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.

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.

References

Heart Safe School Manual

 

A school can utilize the manual as a guide to implementing a Heart Safe School. Click on the link below to download and review the manual.

Cardiac Emergency Response Planning for Schools: A Policy Statement

Implement your Process

Program Templates & Videos

A school can utilize the following templates to support implementing a Heart Safe School.

Click on any of the links below to download word documents that can be customized for your school building.

Contact your local affiliate for support.

 

 
Automated External Defibrillators
 
(AEDs)

 

AED Site Assessment

AED Arrow Sign - Right

AED Arrow Sign - Left

AED Maintenance Log

Choosing an AED

 

Cardiac Emergency Response Team

 

Budget Template

Fundraising Tools

 
Cardiac Emergency Response Plan
 
(CERP)

 

CERP Full version - appropriate for a school policy and procedure manual

CERP Full version

CERP Abbreviated versions- for quick reference or visually posting response plan

Abbreviated CERP example 1

Abbreviated CERP example 2

Abbreviated CERP example 3

Abbreviated CERP example 4

Sharing your CERP 

Extracurricular and community groups

Sample letter to facility users

Sample EMS notification letter

AED site information for EMS

CERP Poster

CERP-Philadelphia Parks and Rec

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

 

Annual cycle