Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Free Cardio Screening Tomorrow at RHS

From SPS Communications:

As part of its commitment to making our schools and community safer, Seattle Public Schools is partnering with the Nick of Time Foundation to host free youth heart screenings on Wednesday, May 2, at Roosevelt High School. All students between the ages of 14-24 years are eligible for a screening, regardless of enrollment status.

According to the American Heart Association, one in every 350 young people has an undetected heart condition. The best way to detect these conditions is through a heart screening using an ECG (electrical test) and Echocardiograms (ultrasound) of the heart. The test is painless and takes about 25 minutes. Athletes especially are encouraged to sign up for a cardiac screening.

More information, including forms and instructions, is available online at www.nickoftimefoundation.org.

To pre-register your child for a screening, email appt@nickoftimefoundation.org.

Nick of Time Foundation- FREE Youth Heart Screening
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
1410 NE 66th St. Seattle, WA 98115

For appointments, please contact: Ms. Johnson at the Roosevelt High School counselor's office. Phone: (206) 252-4827. Email: lljohnson1@seattleschools.org

The Seattle School Board voted unanimously in 2010 to update the District emergency management plan to include a public access automated external defibrillator (AED) program, which includes training staff on how to use the AEDs at their schools.

SPS then collaborated with the Heart of Seattle Schools, a non-profit organization that includes the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders, local hospitals, Nick of Time Foundation and other school community partners, to develop a plan for implementing the program.

In September 2011, SPS placed AEDs in every school, administration building and on all 15 outside sports fields.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

off topic, from SPS - school buses running up to 90 min late today because of May Day protests.