Cardiovascular

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 

Hands-Only CPR Training

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)  

Shape America Heart Healthy Activities
Classroom-ready and teacher-friendly resources you can download and print right now to help your students on the path to health and physical literacy.

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 (SCS) Pediatrics. 3/16/12

Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents: Summary Report
Evidence-based guidelines 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 FoundationProvides 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.   

Page Updated 12/28/21