I will prevent disease whenever I can, because prevention is preferable to cure.

Making Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Part of Your Practice

A Free, Accredited, On-Demand CME/CNE Presented by John Rogers, M.D.
and the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
The course has been updated to include explanation of the recent addition of sudden cardiac arrest/death risk assessment to Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule.

Supported by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

Go to Login at top of page to create a free account. Once logged in, find “Cardiac Risk Assessment in Youth” at top of course list under IPH Courses.

Studies show cardiac consideration is an often overlooked area of assessment for youth and student athletes alike, with practitioners and parents largely unfamiliar with warning signs and risk factors that require follow up. Two new sets of guidelines make this course a must: the 2021 AAP Policy Statement on SCA in Youth now part of Bright Futures recommends all youth get a regular heart screening; and AAP recommendations that youth who’ve had COVID-19 symptoms or a diagnosis get a comprehensive cardiac evaluation before returning to physical activity. Now more than ever it’s critical to incorporate evidence-based diagnostic protocol into your practice. Join this in-depth discussion to make sure you’re prepared. Participants have highly rated this course while significantly improving their knowledge of effective cardiac risk assessment, with 92% reporting they will change their practice as a result of what they learned.

Course outline:

  • Incidence, Mortality, Disparities, Etiology
  • Prevention
    • Recognition of warning signs and symptoms
    • Tools and processes to assess risk
    • Family history solicitation
    • Physical exam
    • Diagnostic follow up
    • Screening and follow up with family members after SCD
  • Screening and follow up with family members after SCD
  • Championing prevention

About the presenter

John Rogers, M.D. is the Vice Chairman of Cardiology for Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute; Associate Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic Medical Group; Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Device Therapy at Scripps Clinic; and a Cardiologist with Scripps Clinic Medical Group. 


Cardiac Risk Assessment in The Era of COVID: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth

This special supplemental section covers COVID-19 and its potential impact on youth cardiac health: what we know and, importantly, what we don’t know about how COVID-19 might impact the cardiovascular system. Information in this presentation is based on available data assessed in Spring 2022. The course was presented by Rhina Paredes-Greeson, RN at Scripps Health in San Diego, California, the co-founder of the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the potential cardiac impacts of COVID-19 with your patients and their parents
  • Discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Take appropriate actions when a patient has had COVID-19

Go to Login to create a free account. Under IPH Courses click on Cardiac Risk Assessment in Youth. Scroll down to find “Cardiac Risk Assessment in the Era of COVID.”

Preview our accredited, on-demand, no-cost CME.

View the October Live Presentation by visiting the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.