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SADS Awareness Month 2008

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SADS Canada Conference!

Our friends at SADS Canada are holding a conference on September 20th about Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young. To learn more please visit our website at


It's back-to-school time and one of our goals for Awareness Month and at the SADS Foundation is to provide parents and volunteers with the information they need to create safer schools for kids with SADS conditions.  Below is a step-by-step list of ways that you can get involved this month and help make your school a SADS Safe School!

School is now in session! 

How to make your school environment as safe as possible for your SADS child:

First, ask to meet with your principal, school nurse and possibly the 504 (what's a 504?) plan people.  At the meeting:

1.  Ensure that there is an Individualized School Health Care Plan in place.  You can use the SADS version or create a plan with the help of your doctor or school nurse and then present it to your principal and school nurse. 

2.  Ask the principal what the school's Emergency Medical Plan is and whether all staff are trained on how to use it. 

3.  Find out if your school has an AED, a plan for its use and whether all appropriate staff are trained to use one (like your child's teachers, coaches, playground aide)

4.  Make a plan to ensure that all above recommendations are in place.  See our new SADS Back to School Checklist for more information on how to make sure your school is a SADS Safe School

Here at the SADS Foundation we have many ways that parents and volunteers can get involved and spread the word about SADS conditions.  Click on the link below for details or check out our website,  If you have any questions, concerns, ideas or are in need of materials we'd love to help!  Give us a call at 1-800-786-7723 or email Olivia at

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Thanks for your help!

Olivia Daubin

Awareness and Education

SADS Foundation

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SADS and Project S.A.V.E. partner to educate primary care providers and to prevent pediatric sudden cardiac death.

Project S.A.V.E. (Sudden Cardiac Death: Awareness, Vision for Prevention and Education) and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are pleased to share with you the link to their newest webcast series on the prevention of pediatric sudden cardiac death presented by Robert Campbell, M.D. Visit to register for and watch the two on-demand Webcasts. One hour of CME credit and one GNA contact hour is offered if both webcasts are viewed and the post test is taken.

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