Why We Need Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Protocol

Studies show Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the #1 killer of student athletes, and the leading cause of death on school campuses. And, SCA is 60% more likely to occur during exercise or physical activity. That’s why it’s critical to educate student athletes, parents, educators and coaches about the symptoms and risk factors of SCA as well as what to do once SCA strikes.

SCA Prevention Toolkit

Parent Team Meeting Handout
Handout (English)
Handout  (Spanish)

Cardiac Risk Assessment Form
Form (English)
Form (Spanish)

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan for Schools


Cardiac Chain of Survival poster

SCA Warning Signs and Risk Factors poster

Cardiac Chain of Survival poster (Spanish)

SCA Warning Signs and Risk Factors poster (Spanish)


AB379 SCA Fact Sheet with Signature Page (English and Spanish)

AB379 SCA Fact Sheet for Coaches and Officials


Video demonstrating the Cardiac Chain of Survival using CPR and an AED

Know the Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Standard exams don’t check for heart conditions that put youth at risk.

Parent/Team Meeting Video

A great tool to explain to parents and student athletes about the new law, sudden cardiac arrest warning signs, and the cardiac chain of survival.

NFL’s Jon Dorenbos Promotes Heart Screenings

An inspiration video from Jon about his own heart condition that prompts youth to know the warning signs and get a preventative heart screening.

A Parent’s Guide to SCA

The Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation continues its mission to educate youth, parents, educators, coaches and elected officials about the incidence of SCA in youth.

Coach’s Training Video

Use this free video to satisfy the AB1639 requirement for coach SCA training.