Project S.A.V.E. was created to educate school systems and doctors about pediatric sudden cardiac arrest. We hope to raise awareness about the frequency of sudden cardiac arrest, possible early warning signs and the need for a timely response.
Implement S.A.V.E. in your school
Georgia schools interested in implementing the S.A.V.E. program can receive onsite or phone consultation and written materials to assist with the process, including:
- Information about preparticipation sports physicals
- Awareness and CPR training
- Funding options
- Selection of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Policy/procedure guidelines
- Practice drill plans
Georgia schools can also apply for training grants to assist with the training portion of program implementation.
Become a HeartSafe School
HeartSafe schools contribute to important statewide and national research on prevention of sudden cardiac death by sending a confidential incident report to Project S.A.V.E. staff whenever an AED is used. Project S.A.V.E will replace, or reimburse the replacement of, electrode pads for the AED after use in an emergency.
Georgia schools that complete the implementation checklist, indicating a quality AED program, receive:
- Framed certificates of recognition as a Project S.A.V.E. HeartSafe school
- A sample public service announcement to help schools notify local media and increase public awareness of the school's efforts
- Regular e-newsletters about AED funding and laws, research, recalls and training
- A prevention manual and DVD for staff training
All consultation and recognition is free, thanks to the generous support of the Children's Miracle Network and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.
Read our HeartSafe Schools flier for more information
Learn more about Project S.A.V.E.
Richard Lamphier, R.N.
Clinical Program Manager of Project S.A.V.E.