Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta recognized Berkmar High School, among eight in Gwinnett County, as "HeartSafe Schools," during the 2011-2012 year.
Clinic workers and first responders recognized:
- Berkmar High, represented by Candy Stanford
- Chattahoochee Elementary, represented by Misty Higgins
- Kanoheda Elementary, represented by Lizzie Hampton
- Norcross Elementary, represented by Dwan Neal
- Stripling Elementary, represented by Sonya Fouch
- Snellville Middle, represented by Chandra Raab
- Brookwood High, represented by Melanie Pickens
- Give Center West, represented by Lisa Gravlee
Becoming a “HeartSafe School” involves having a designated emergency response team trained in CPR and the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), holding an annual AED emergency drill, and requiring pre-participation sports physicals, among other requirements.
For more information on buidling a HeartSafe School, check out the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.
Also, check out Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's website dedicated to the topic.