Archive - Oct 19, 2012

Archive - Oct 19, 2012

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletics

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society offers recommendations for identifying and preventing this potentially devastating medical condition in the physically active before tragedy occurs on the playing field.

Harrisburg, PA--After Governor Corbett signed House Bill 1610 (Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act) on May 30, 2012, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to enact legislation protecting student athletes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). As a result of this law, coaches, parents, and athletes in the Commonwealth are now required to complete an educational session about SCA. Since the inception of these guidelines, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) has offered Sport Safety International’s online training program CardiacWise to these individuals free of charge. To date, more than 800 individuals have turned to PATS and CardiacWise to educate themselves regarding SCA.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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