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Cardiac Arrest Education

Dear Parent/Guardian and Athletes,
This information sheet is provided to assist you and your child in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a sudden cardiac arrest.

It is imperative that you take a few minutes and read this handout.

Required video:

Required SCA Informational Handout:

If you are registering your child for the 2018 season, during registration process, you will be stating that you've watched &  read the above information sheet.


What is Lindsay’s Law?
Lindsay’s Law is about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. It covers all athletes 19 years or younger
who practice for or compete in athletic activities. Activities may be organized by a school or youth sports organization.
Which youth athletic activities are included in Lindsay’s law?
•Athletics at all schools in Ohio (public and non-public)
•Any athletic contest or competition sponsored by or associated with a school
•All interscholastic athletics, including all practices, interschool practices and scrimmages
•All youth sports organizations
•All cheerleading and club sports, including noncompetitive cheerleading
What is SCA?
SCA is when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital
organs. People with SCA will die if not treated immediately. SCA can be caused by 1) a structural issue with the heart, OR 2) an heart
electrical problem which controls the heartbeat, OR 3) a situation such as a person who is hit in the chest or a gets a heart infection.
What is a warning sign for SCA?
If a family member died suddenly before age 50, or a family member has cardiomyopathy, long QT
syndrome, Marfan syndrome or other rhythm problems of the heart.
What symptoms are a warning sign of SCA?
A young athlete may have these things with exercise:
•Chest pain/discomfort
•Unexplained fainting/near fainting or dizziness
•Unexplained tiredness, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
•Unusually fast or racing heart beats
What happens if an athlete experiences syncope or fainting before, during or after a practice, scrimmage, or competitive
The coach MUST remove the youth athlete from activity immediately. The youth athlete MUST be seen and cleared by a health care
provider before returning to activity. This written clearance must be shared with a school or sports official.
What happens if an athlete experiences any other warning signs of SCA?
The youth athlete should be seen by a health care professional.
Who can evaluate and clear youth athletes?
A physician (MD or DO), a certified nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist,
certified nurse midwife. For school athletes, a physician’s assistant or licensed athletic trainer may also clear a student. That person
may refer the youth to another health care provider for further evaluation.
What is needed for the youth athlete to return to the activity?
There must be clearance from the health care provider in writing.
This must be given to the coach and school or sports official before return to activity


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