SCA Awareness course offered for free to all coaches, trainers, parents, athletes…..

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.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/eastern-wake-news/ewn-sports/article26716306.html#storylink=cpy

To learn about SCA in student athletes and to schedule a comprehensive heart screening for your student athletes visit Athlete Heart Shield online…..