Project ADAM Michigan helps schools implement AED programs in schools
It’s not enough simply to have AEDs in schools. Lives are saved when schools are prepared and well trained on how to react in the event of a cardiac emergency.
Project ADAM Michigan provides the foundation for schools to plan and develop their program, including planning templates, a comprehensive planning manual and individual consultation on how to help prevent sudden cardiac death in the school setting.
Schools that participate in Project ADAM Michigan receive:
Consultation with pediatric health care professionals from University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to help:
- Identify a project coordinator at your school
- Implement the program and provide information about acquiring CPR/AED training
- Provide information about risk factors and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest
- Connect you with other schools served by Project ADAM to share best practices
- Connect you with organizations that can help you learn more and consider ways to fund your AED program
We recommend schools identify a medical director from within the local community as a resource to help guide implementation of the recommendations.
Materials that provide step-by-step activities necessary to develop a publicly accessible defibrillator program. The Project ADAM manual includes information, form letters and easy-to-fill-out templates on:
- Receiving approval from school administrators and notifying parents of the need for the program.
- AEDs, including how to choose one, where to put it, how to use it and how to maintain it.
- CPR/AED training, including who to train, how many people to train and how often to train.
- Working with local emergency responders, identifying a medical director and learning state requirements.
- Mock drill scenarios.
Support via phone, e-mail and in-person visits is available. Project ADAM staff will answer your questions, listen to your concerns and provide direction to help make your AED program as efficient and effective as possible.
All consultation and recognition is provided free of charge to schools in Michigan.
Project ADAM Michigan’s goal is to have all schools in Michigan establish effective sudden cardiac arrest preparedness procedures to help prevent tragedies of sudden cardiac death in children.
To connect your school with Project ADAM Michigan or for more information, contact the Project ADAM Michigan coordinator at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you on this life-saving initiative.