ALL HEART PROGRAM
Change the Game.
Beat Sudden Cardiac Death on the Playing Field.
Train Coaches to be First Responders.
Remember Sean Fisher.
- Raise Awareness on Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
- Launch a National Campaign, the ALL HEART PROGRAM, to Train Coaches to be First Responders –starting in NJ
- Reduce/eliminate mortality from Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes-by bringing the solution to this problem to the field
All Heart was borne from a deep belief in the powerful emotional connection great teams have with each other. All Heart is not just a concept we discuss as soccer players, it is the powerful realization that in everything we do we must do it with ALL HEART. It binds us together and is the foundation of our culture. We live All Heart not just for ourselves but our teammates and our families. Coach Jeremy Beardsley
WHAT IS SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH:
Sudden cardiac death is a medical emergency that results from an electrical disturbance (or arrhythmia) in the heart that compromises the ability of the heart to pump blood to vital organs. Without immediate treatment, through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, death follows.
The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest decreases 10 percent every minute that passes without defibrillation. In the case of many young athletes, relying solely on an ambulance in the case of this type of emergency is clearly not enough. Time does not allow.
WHAT IS THE ALL HEART PROGRAM:
The ALL HEART PROGRAM is a RESPONSE TO THIS PROBLEM: This initiative will be a game changer in youth athletics.
We needed to bring the solution to the field. Because when you solely rely on EMS -often the life saving response through defibrillation does not arrive in time.
We recognize the integral role our coaches can play in keeping our children alive.
At most sporting events, where there is an athlete there is a coach.
Unlike EMS, a coach is often no more than 100 feet away from his or her players.
A coach is in a position to react and respond quickly and help save a life.
BRING THE ALL HEART PROGRAM TO YOUR CLUB.
We are encouraging all coaches ACROSS ALL SPORTS to bring the ALL HEART PROGRAM to their clubs. The goal is for this to become a national initiative and to help eliminate sudden cardiac death on the field by changing the way we respond.
Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/cardiac.pdf
For information on how to set up an ALL HEART PROGRAM for your club contact Dr. Nidhi Kumar firstname.lastname@example.org