ECG Heart Screening Event at Springer Middle School on Saturday January 25 from 8am – 4pm. It will be open to ANY and ALL students in Middle School and High School.
The screenings are FREE. We must cap at 350 screenings. FIRST COME….FIRST SERVED.
The mission of HEART IN THE GAME is to create awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults through the formation of community access programs in 1) ECG Screening 2) CPR Training and 3) AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training.
Our goal is to screen every middle school and high school student in Delaware….for FREE. Each child should have one screening in both middle and high school.
During each event, the New Castle County EMS professionals will train in both Hands Only CPR and use of AED. Parents are encouraged to take to the training.
The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple, painless, NON-INVASIVE 5-minute test that measures and records the electrical activity of the heart.
ECG results will be evaluated by pediatric cardiologists from Nemours.
Visit our site, go to FORMS page, click on the CONSENT/MEDICAL link, complete the form and submit. http://heartinthegame.org/forms.html
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FAST FACTS ON SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
- The # 1 medical cause of death in student athletes during sports participation.
- 1 in 100 students screened have a heart abnormality or cause for concern
- SCA kills approximately 2000 students a year, the risk being 2-3 times greater in student athletes.
- ECG Screening will detect approximately 85% of the heart conditions leading to SCA – Harvard study.
CONTACT: Greer Firestone 302.494.3133