Cannon County Schools are now ‘Heart Safe’

Front quarrel from left are Colin Jones – CCHS PE Instructor, Cannon County Schools Nurses RN Leslie Pelham, RN Joanie Blackburn, RN Emily Gilley, Cannon County Coordinated School Health Supervisor Bonnie Patterson. Back Row from left are Cannon County Director of Schools William F. Curtis, CCHS Principal Mike Jones, CCHS Health Sciences Instructor Linda Cook, Athletic Director Biology Instructor Matt Cagle, CCHS School Resource Officer Jordan McGee, and CCHS Assistant Principal Kay Barker.

Cannon County Schools recently became a latest propagandize complement to join Project ADAM Middle Tennessee.

Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory) aims to forestall remarkable cardiac detain in children and teenagers by preparation and life-saving programs. This hospital-based village overdo module is committed to creation programmed outmost defibrillators (AEDs) zodiacally accessible to all children and adolescents. It also works toward eradicating remarkable cardiac genocide in children by research, education, and impediment initiatives.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital during Vanderbilt has committed to formulating an associate module for a Middle Tennessee area. This new module is in fixing with a overarching prophesy of Children’s Hospital to offer as a village that is manageable and ardent about improving children’s health in Davidson and surrounding counties.

Leslie Pelham, a helper with Cannon County Schools, pronounced a complement will be means to squeeze AEDs for all 7 county schools by a extend from Ascension – Saint Thomas Health.

Project ADAM designates schools as Heart Safe once they have taken all required stairs to guarantee students’ health.

Becoming a Heart Safe School includes

• Ensuring AEDs are accessible and accessible

• Having a created devise and a group of CPR/AED-trained staff prepared to act in an emergency

• Conducting puncture response use drills during slightest annually.

About Project ADAM

Project ADAM began in 1999 after a genocide of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin high propagandize tyro who collapsed and died while personification basketball. Adam suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), in that ventricular fibrillation occurred. This is a condition in that a ventricles can't siphon blood into a body. Defibrillation, or an AED, could have saved his life.

Adam’s parents, Patty Lemel-Clanton and Joe Lemel, collaborated with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center to emanate this module in Adam’s memory. The module has stretched to 12 states. Over 100 lives have been saved by Project ADAM associate programs in that an suitable and timely response was enacted following a remarkable cardiac arrest.

Learn how Project ADAM is partial of hospitals opposite a republic by visiting a inhabitant website,

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