Read the explanation below then complete the questionnaire to find out how prepared your child’s schools, camps, and sports facilities are to protect young hearts.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. It strikes people of all ages who may seem to be healthy, including children, teens, and young adults. When SCA happens, the person collapses and doesn’t respond or breathe normally. They may gasp or shake as if having a seizure. SCA leads to death in minutes if the person does not get help right away. Survival depends on people nearby NOT JUST calling 911, but also starting CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) as soon as possible.

Step 1 of 2

1) You are confident faculty, staff and volunteers at the facilities mentioned above understand SCA can happen to youth, the victim’s heart has stopped, and immediate intervention is needed beyond calling 911.*
2) You are confident parents and youth at the facilities mentioned above understand SCA can happen to youth, the victim’s heart has stopped, and immediate intervention is needed beyond calling 911.*
3) You are confident that staff/volunteers at these facilities are aware that an SCA victim needs immediate CPR and an AED, if available, to triple the chance of survival.*
4) You are confident these facilities have a written and well-practiced cardiac emergency response plan beyond just calling 911.*
5) Supervisors in these facilities have communicated with parents about their cardiac emergency response plan.*
6) Supervisors in these facilities have communicated with youth about their cardiac emergency response plan.*
7) These facilities have staff and/or volunteers trained in CPR and AED use.*
8) You are aware that these facilities have a publicly accessible AED and everyone knows where it is.*
9) You know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart condition that put kids at risk for SCA.*
10) You are confident that adults supervising your child know the warning signs of a heart condition.*