Cardiovascular Resources

AED / CPR Commissioner Regulations & Memos

Hands-Only CPR and AED Instruction-Section 100.2(c)(11) of Commissioner’s Regulations requires that all students complete hands-only instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and instruction in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at least once between grades 9-12 prior to graduation.

Exemption from Hands-only CPR and AED Instruction- Amendment of Section 100.2(c)(11) of the Commissioner's Regulations to allow exemption of a student with a disability from the requirement for instruction in Hands-only CPR and the Use of AEDs. (11/15)

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs): NYSED Student Support Services -Information on laws and regulations,  PAD programs, Good Samaritan  Laws, and EMS

American Heart Association (AHA)- Resources for the educator

Anyone Can Save A Life -Voluntary emergency action planning program after-school program which trains students for after-school practices and events.

Blood Pressure Management

A Pocket Guide to Blood Pressure Measurement in Children (NIH/NHBLI May 2007)

Heart Disease Awareness

Go Red for Women- Tools and resources to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Heart Disease Information for National Heart Month-February (CDC)

Sudden Cardiac Death

Cardiac Disease and Risk Prevention Overview - PDF resource which provides an overview of the causes and prevalence of common heart conditions identified in school-age children. 2/2012 

AAP Policy Statement on Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest-Pediatricians need to recognize the warning signs and appropriately manage patients with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) Pediatrics. 3/26/12

Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents: Summary Report -Evidence-based guidelines which can assist pediatric care providers in the identification and management of CVD. 2011

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in Sports  Provides information and recommendations for certified athletic trainers and others participating in athletic health care.2/2012

Support Organizations

 SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome Foundation)-Provides resources for school personnel and families on sudden arrhythmia death syndromes (SADS).

Connected by Hearts young survivors group- Provides education, support, and networking to young cardiac arrest survivors or those living with heart-related illnesses. This website is designed by young people for young people. 

Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation-Provides information on sports safety, with a focus on placing AEDs in schools and education on commotio cordis, and sudden cardiac arrhythmia (SCA).

Parent Heart Watch- Resources for advocacy and education for schools and families about sudden cardiac arrest and death.

Updated 11/13/19