Alison Kintigh, 1 day ago
Parkside students will have the opportunity to buy flowers and candy conversation hearts for their friends and family starting this week. Pre-sales will be happening from January 21st- 31st, with delivery being February 14th. All proceeds will be going to the Herma Heart Center at the Children's Hospital of Milwaukee.view image
WASD, 2 days ago
The Wautoma Area School District has worked with Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam’s Memory), a program of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Herma Heart Institute, to implement a comprehensive plan to prevent sudden cardiac death.
The Heart Safe School designation indicates to the public that the school’s staff is trained and prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. Heart Safe School Designation includes placement of AEDs within schools, implementation of cardiac emergency response plans and drills, and education of school staff on the warning signs and prevention of sudden cardiac death. AEDs are safe and easy to use, making it possible for non-medical personnel to provide rapid defibrillation for victims of all ages.
Project ADAM saves lives by empowering schools and communities to be prepared for a sudden cardiac arrest. Project ADAM programming is implemented in schools across the country and improves the cardiac chain of survival in memory of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old boy from Whitefish Bay, who collapsed and died while playing basketball at school.
According to the American Heart Association, every year there are 326,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Of those, only about 10.6 percent survive. On any given day, approximately 20 percent of a community is in its schools, including students, teachers, staff and family members. A focused effort on cardiac arrest preparedness in schools is critical to protecting our children and others in the community.
A sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which abnormal heart rhythms cause the heart’s electrical impulses to suddenly become chaotic. Defibrillation, which delivers an electric shock to the heart, is the only known treatment to stop this chaotic electrical activity. For every minute defibrillation is delayed, the victim’s chances of survival decreases by 7 to 10 percent.
For more information about Project ADAM and how to achieve the Heart Safe School designation at your school, please contact Allison Thompson , Project ADAM Coordinator, [email protected].
WASD, 5 days ago
Due to the impending snowstorm, all after school activities and events have been canceled this evening, January 17, including A+ After School, practices and clubs. All events are also canceled for tomorrow, January 18.
Event: School Board
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM