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Signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Video

Signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training Video

A new training video on Recognition and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes. This video was commissioned by the NFL and produced by NFL Films.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) remains the leading cause of sudden death in sport, and prompt recognition and management is essential for a successful outcome. The video is 10 minutes long and highlights up to date information on emergency planning as well as the signs and presentation of SCA in athletes. In addition, two SCA scenarios in which the athletic training team with the Seattle Seahawks demonstrate the emergency response to a collapsed athlete. The first scenario involves an athlete during conditioning, and the second scenario involves an athlete in full football pads/helmet where exposure of the chest requires additional steps.

We agree with Jonathan Drezner, M.D. and share his that hope every coach, every physician, and every athletic trainer responsible for the care of athletes (of all ages) during training or competition will watch this video.

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