Preventing a Tragedy That Could Be a Heartbeat Away: Incorporating Cardiac Arrest Risk Assessment Protocol into Your Practice
- Primary Care
- Contact hours
1.5 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $15 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $30. 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. Alarming, considering 1 in 300 youth has an undetected heart condition that puts them at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, with more than half of youth stricken presenting with missed or misdiagnosed symptoms. New pediatric care guidelines recommend all youth be screened during checkups and preparticipation sports physicals, which requires practitioners to understand how to conduct a comprehensive physical and history by being familiar with warning signs and family risk factors as well as recommended diagnostic follow-up. This course provides evidence-based cardiac risk assessment protocol to incorporate into your practice with an in-depth discussion of how you can protect young hearts and equip youth to be their own heart health advocate.