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How to Make Your Community HEARTSafe

By Eric Schroeder | 1,September 27, 2012

The distinction of HEARTSafe is an accolade given by the Department of Public Health for communities striving to protect the heart health of their citizens. A community designated HEARTSafe has effectively prepared their citizens to recognize when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and more importantly, how to respond. CPR education and Automated External…

Janet’s Law Protects Students from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

By Eric Schroeder | 1,September 4, 2012

By nearly a unanimous decision, the New Jersey state legislature passed Janet’s Law, a law governing that schools have life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in accessible locations for sports events. Named after 11 year old Janet Zilinski who suffered a fatal sudden cardiac arrest during cheerleading practice in 2006, the law is focused around protecting…

Pennsylvania Passes Sudden Cardiac Event Law

By Eric Schroeder | 1,September 3, 2012

Pennsylvania took a huge step in the right direction this June when it became the first state to pass the “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act.” The law goes into effect before the start of the 2012-13 school year and is a great strategy in diagnosing and preventing sudden cardiac arrests in student-athletes across the country.…