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School District Assessment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Preparation

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dc.contributor.author Dahlen, Paula
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T23:08:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T23:08:34Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4124
dc.description.abstract A literature review on pediatric sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) suggests that school nurses nationwide are well supported in their responsibilities to manage SCA in school children, despite budget and equipment challenges. In this Masters project, school nurses in a district in the Pacific Northwest completed an online survey to assess their perceptions of personal and organizational preparedness to respond to SCA. As described by the AHA, best practices include: an effective and efficient communication system; coordination, practice, and evaluation of a response plan; risk reduction; training and equipment for CPR and first aid; and in some schools, establishment of an automated external defibrillator (AED) program. Forty-four percent of respondents reported that they have received an adequate amount of resources, support, training and preparation in their school to manage a sudden cardiac arrest event. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.subject Sudden cardiac arrrest en_US
dc.subject school age children en_US
dc.subject emergency action plan en_US
dc.subject AED en_US
dc.subject CPR en_US
dc.subject school nurse en_US
dc.subject laws en_US
dc.title School District Assessment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Preparation en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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