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The ultimate goal of “Dr. Heart” is to ensure that every sports team, student activity, classroom and workplace in the United States practices the drill and is prepared for sudden cardiac arrest. Use these tools to bring Dr. Heart to your community! Submit yours by September 1, 2011 and WIN AN AED! Download entry form from the attachment bar on the right side of your screen.
DRILL the “Dr. Heart” play!
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Understanding “Dr.Heart”- While it is clear that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can occur at any time and without any warning, we do little to prepare for the moment of required action. Interestingly, sports teams and bands use “drills” and “plays” to prepare for any number of events, opportunities and errors. However, they rarely, if ever, prepare for a life or death emergency with the same methodology and planning. While the concept of the “Dr. Heart” play is geared to a sports team, it could be used for a classroom, an after school club, in the workplace or your home.
As most athletic programs have practices after normal school hours, the school nurse may NOT be on campus during an emergency. Ensure you know your nurses hours of operation when preparing your emergency action plan. While “Dr. Heart” can be used for an athlete it can also be called as “Dr. Heart for Coach” or “Dr. Heart for Spectator” thus protecting all.
Each “Dr. Heart” Drill can be customized to the individual school’s emergency response plan. If you do not have an emergency response plan for a cardiac emergency, you will need to create one within your organization’s structure.
The ultimate goal of “Dr. Heart” is to ensure that every sports team, student activity, classroom and workplace in the United States practices the drill and is prepared for sudden cardiac arrest.