MI HeartSafe Designation Given to 111 Schools for 2019-2020 School Year During COVID-19 Epidemic
596 Schools Receive Designation Over Seven-Year History
MI HEARTSafe School Virtual Workshop
January 14, 2021
2 pm - 4 pm
No cost to attend
2 pm - 4 pm
No cost to attend
Join MI HEARTSafe School program partners and clinical experts to:
Learn about the MI HEARTSafe School program requirements and the importance of cardiac emergency preparedness in schools
Acquire tools and resources to achieve HEARTSafe criteria during remote learning
Engage with interactive cardiac emergency response planning
Hear how you can win an AED for your school
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Education (MDE), American Heart Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) are recognizing 111 schools for the 2019-2020 school year for keeping up with preparedness efforts.
Even though school looks different this year with virtual or hybrid instruction, preparation for cardiac emergencies is still important. Since the MI HEARTSafe School Program began in 2013, 596 school buildings have been recognized. To receive a MI HEARTSafe School designation, schools must have:
A written medical emergency response plan and team that can respond to an emergency during school hours and after-school activities and sports.
Current CPR/AED certification of at least 10 percent of staff and 50 percent of coaches, including 100 percent of head varsity coaches and P.E. staff.
Accessible, properly maintained and inspected AEDs with signs identifying locations.
Annual cardiac emergency response drills.
Pre-participation sports screening of all student athletes using the current physical and history form endorsed by MHSAA.
“Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults annually,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “Although much of the focus this year has been on COVID-19, ensuring our schools are prepared for cardiac emergencies is still of vital importance and can save lives.
Keeping up with the MI HEARTSafe School criteria is vital for maintaining a safe environment even if school is not in session in the traditional form. Resources to help meet the criteria during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the MI HEARTSafe School website. MAP-SCDY will also be hosting a virtual workshop to educate schools on how to become a MI HEARTSafe School including program implementation, tips on how to perform virtual drills and more.
“Whether or not students and staff are in schools or are teaching and learning at a distance, it’s essential to prepare to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “Schools that train staff so that the schools become Michigan’s HEARTSafe schools provide an extra measure of safety for their students and staff.”
This is MI HEARTSafe Schools program’s seventh year. The designation lasts for three years, and this year 10 schools received their third MI HEARTSafe award. Currently, 476 schools are designated as MI HEARTSafe Schools.
MI HEARTSafe School Criteria
For application help, contact email@example.com
Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (MI law 2014)
Cardiac Emergency Response Team
– 10% of all staff
– 50% of coaches
– 100% of varsity head coaches & PE staff
AEDs – visible, accessible, maintained
Cardiac Emergency Response Drills (virtual drills are acceptable this year)
Athletic Pre-participation Screening form– exertion can be a trigger for arrest
The 2020-2021 MI HEARTSafe School online applications will open in January 2021. They will be due May 15, 2021.
Plan now, work on criteria soon, apply by May 15th, and prepare to be AWARDED next year!
Analysis of Seattle EMS and hospital data indicates low COVID infection risk from bystander CPR
July 14, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
The Value of Data Collection and Analysis
Guest speakers: Bryan McNally, MD and Mike Levy, MD
Dr. McNally is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and Visiting Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Duke National University in Singapore. Dr. McNally is the Executive Director of the CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) a CDC founded quality improvement program to increase survival for out-of hospital cardiac arrest in the United States.
Michael Levy, MD, FACEP, FACP, FAEMS, is an EMS physician and emergency medicine physician practicing in Anchorage, Alaska with a specific practice focus on improving community outcomes in life-threatening time-critical emergencies.
Post-doctoral position is available
The Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE) at the University of Michigan Medical School is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year fellowship opportunity focused on improving the response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This fellowship is focused on the M-RISE population science project, with exposure to the M-RISE basic and clinical science projects.
The application period has closed.
This position is in the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS), a first-in-the-nation basic science department focused on studying the sciences of learning to improve health.
May 9, 2020
This is a fundraising walk.
EMU Rynearson Stadium, 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
5K check-in at 9:30 a.m.
5K begins at 10:00 a.m.
Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
Certified 2018-2019 Washtenaw County MI HEARTSafe schools
Ann Arbor School District
Burns Park Elementary
Clague Middle School
Forsythe Middle School
Logan Elementary School
Wines Elementary School
Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor
Chelsea School District
Chelsea High School
Beach Middle School
North Creek Elementary School
South Meadows Elementary
The following Washtenaw county schools renewed certifications as MI HEARTSafe schools.
Huron High School
Pioneer High School
Skyline High School
In Livingston county, the schools listed below are already certified as MI HEARTSafe Schools.
Scranton Middle School
Maltby Intermediate School
Farms Intermediate School
Brighton High School
Scranton Middle School
Creekside Elementary School
Lakes Elementary School
Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek
Round Elementary Schooi
Village Elementary School
Next year’s application will open in January 2020. If you are interested in attending a free educational workshop to learn how to coordinate the program in your school, register for the December event here. For complete program information, please view the MI HEARTSafe School program website.