Heart course open to coaches
The National Federation of State High School Associations has developed a course for coaches on sudden cardiac arrest.
There is no fee to take the 15-minute course through the NFHS Learning Center at nfhslearn.com/courses.
The course educates coaches, students, parents and others about sudden cardiac arrest, how to recognize its warning signs and symptoms, and the appropriate course of action to be taken if a player collapses during physical activity.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood.
The federation also offers a free concussion course.
To learn about SCA in student athletes and to schedule a comprehensive heart screening for your student athletes visit Athlete Heart Shield online…..