How Schools Are Preparing For Cardiac Arrest
For the fourth year in a row, the Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Education (MDE), Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY), Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) will award 125 schools in Michigan with the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies. Since the launch of the MI HEARTSafe program in 2014, at least three people suffering sudden cardiac arrest are known to have been successfully resuscitated at schools that were preparing for or had recently submitted a MI HEARTSafe application. The MI HEARTSafe School designation recognizes the 369 school buildings that have now taken steps above and beyond to prepare to respond in the event of a cardiac emergency.
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