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Heartbeats of Hope

About Project ADAM

Project ADAM is a nationwide initiative aimed at preventing sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents. It was named after Adam Lemel, a Wisconsin high school athlete who tragically lost his life to sudden cardiac arrest. The goal of Project ADAM is to increase awareness about the importance of early defibrillation and implementation of emergency response plans to save lives.

Our Commitment to Cardiac Safety

WVU Medicine Children’s is proud to be an affiliate of Project ADAM, demonstrating our commitment to the health and well-being of the students, staff, and community members in West Virginia. We understand the critical role that early defibrillation plays in increasing the chances of survival for those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

What Being a Project ADAM Affiliate Means for You

As a Project ADAM affiliate, WVU Medicine Children’s Heartbeats of Hope prioritizes cardiac safety through the following initiatives:

  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) AEDs play a critical role in handling sudden cardiac arrest, they are cost efficient and safe and have been shown to increase survival rates in instances where emergency services take longer to arrive. Project ADAM recommends that an AED be accessible within three minutes of a cardiac arrest to help increase chances of survival.
  • Emergency Response Plans WVU Medicine Children’s Heartbeats of Hope provides a comprehensive emergency response plan to address sudden cardiac arrest situations. These plans are regularly reviewed and updated to align with the latest industry standards and best practices.
  • Community Education We are committed to educating our community about the importance of recognizing the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and taking prompt action. Through training programs, we aim to empower individuals to respond effectively in emergency situations.

How You Can Get Involved

We encourage parents, caregivers, and community members to actively participate in our cardiac safety initiatives. Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Learn CPR: Enroll in CPR training courses to acquire life-saving skills.
  • Raise Awareness: Spread the word about the importance of cardiac safety within your community. Encourage your local schools and community centers to obtain an AED and enroll in proper training courses in the case of cardiac arrest.

Contact Us

For more information about WVU Medicine Children’s Heartbeats of Hope, an affiliate of Project ADAM, email or call 304-554-8566.

1 Medical Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506

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