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Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) is a not-for-profit program of Herma Heart Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The mission of the program is to serve children and adolescents through education and deployment of life-saving programs that help prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
Project ADAM began in 1999 after a series of sudden deaths among high school athletes in southeastern Wisconsin. Many of these deaths appear due to ventricular fibrillation. After Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wis. high school student, collapsed and died while playing basketball, Adam's parents - Patty Lemel and Joe Lemel - along with David Ellis, a childhood friend of Adam's, collaborated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to create this program in Adam's memory.
Real life rescue with an AED
In a situation where someone is in sudden cardiac arrest, every second counts and having an AED available can be the difference between life and death. Recently a 12 year-old girl collapsed at school and the quick actions of the teachers to get the AED was caught on the school's surveillance camera. Click here to watch the entire story.
Safe Schools: Project ADAM® – Is your school prepared for a cardiac emergency?
This webcast is presented by Patty Lemel: Adam's mother, Project ADAM Advisory Committee Member
Participants will learn about:
- The history and purpose of Project ADAM
- What sudden cardiac arrest is, what causes it, and how to recognize signs and symptoms of SCA
- How to appropriately respond to a cardiac emergency including how to use an AED
- How to implement and sustain a public access defibrillation program