Answers to Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Premier Health providers and athletic trainers answer frequently asked questions about sudden cardiac arrest.

Who does the EAP encompass?

An EAP would include a certain venue’s staff as well as any administrative or coaching staff when a sporting event is taking place, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Players and/or parents and family members would not be involved in drills, as those participants vary at each venue, according to the NIH. It’s important to include outside participant in EAP drills and plans, according to the National Athletic Training AssociationOff Site Icon (NATA). Those groups who should be involved are those who would be expected to assist in an emergency situation, such as emergency first responders (EMTs), local law enforcement, and other public safety officials, according to NATA.

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Chelsea L. Gilliam, APRN-CNP, AGACNP-BC

Piqua Family Practice

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Source: Michael W. Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; American Heart Association; National Institutes of Health; Nik Berger, MS, AT, ATC, Premier Health Sports Medicine – Miami Valley Hospital South; Jeffrey James, DO, Premier Orthopedics; Sean Convery, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Jeffrey Rayborn, MD, Premier Orthopedics