Online Program

Preparing School Nurses and School Teams for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Schools


Martha Lopez Anderson, The Executive Director of Parent Heart Watch, discusses sudden cardiac arrest in youth and how school nurses and school teams can be prepared for this event. This is a recorded webinar.

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Cost: Free

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Learning Outcomes:  After this webinar, nurses will be able to:

Identify the most current state of practice regarding responding to SCA
Describe their schools’ emergency response team plans regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Identify the available resources for schools regarding AED’s and Emergency plans.


After the sudden death of her seemingly healthy 10-year-old son in 2004 blindsided Martha, she immersed herself in education and training relating to the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in youth. Now as Executive Director of Parent Heart Watch, Martha continues to advocate for primary and secondary prevention strategies, namely heart screenings for early detection of conditions that may lead to SCA and the importance of being prepared in the event of a cardiac emergency. Her next challenge is to see that Parent Heart Watch’s vision to eliminate preventable deaths and disabilities from SCA in youth by 2030 is achieved. To honor her son, Sean, Martha also founded Saving Young Hearts, a Florida nonprofit organization that has been advocating for SCA prevention in youth for more than a decade. Saving Young Hearts facilitates the proper placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and other places where youth congregate, CPR and AED training, the implementation of Emergency Response Plans and provides youth heart screenings for early detection of conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

This speaker and educational planners have no conflict of interest for this program.
There was no commercial support for this program.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)
Your will receive your Certificate after completing the online evaluation at the conclusion of the program.

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2016U018

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