What We Do
Help implement AED programs in schools
Project ADAM provides everything schools need to plan, fund and develop their program, including planning templates, a comprehensive planning manual and access to pediatric health care professionals at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
When joining Project ADAM, schools receive:
Consultation with pediatric health care professionals from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin who can help:
- Identify a project coordinator at your school.
- Implement the program and provide information about acquiring CPR/AED training.
- Develop a school crisis team.
- Provide information about risk factors and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.
- Connect you with other schools served by Project ADAM to share best practices.
Materials that provide step-by-step activities necessary to develop a PAD program. The manual includes information, form letters and easy-to-fill-out templates on:
- Receiving approval from school administrators and notifying parents of the need for the program.
- AEDs, including how to choose one, where to put it, how to use it and how to maintain it.
- CPR/AED training, including who to train, how many people to train and how often to train.
- Working with local emergency responders, identifying a medical director and learning state requirements.
- Mock drill scenarios.
- Funding, including already-identified sources and fund-raising ideas.
Support via phone, e-mail and in-person visits. Project ADAM staff will answer your questions, listen to your concerns and provide direction to help make your PAD program as efficient and effective as possible.
Funding assistance. Project ADAM provides $600 training grants and other funding ideas to support you in implementing your program. Training Grant Application (PDF)
In addition to helping schools start and sustain automated external defibrillator programs, Project ADAM also is involved in research.
Project ADAM actively participates in state and national initiatives.