Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletics: A Panel Discussion

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Date(s) - March 01
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WVPST - Online

In early January of this year, the eyes of the nation watched as Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills collapsed on the field of play in cardiac arrest, and the stadium medical team worked to successfully resuscitate him.  We all watched and waited in the days after to see what Damar’s outcome might be.  For many, this nationally televised event/incident may have been their first exposure to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring in sports, but the reality is that SCA in sport can and does occur every year.  How often does it occur?  Who is most likely to be impacted?  What actions can be taken to give a person the greatest chance of survival from such an event?  What medical staffing is typically available at youth sporting events?  How can EMS providers and sports medicine clinicians work to prepare for such an event? What can youth sport leagues/coaches do to prepare?  These are just some of the many questions that a situation like this raises.

On March 1, 2023, starting at 6pm, WVPST Clarksburg will be hosting a panel discussion to address these questions, and many others surrounding SCA in athletics.  This event is for EMS providers, athletic trainers, team physicians, coaches, parents, and anyone else with a role or interest in athletics.  Join Brian Potter for a Q&A session with a panel of sports medicine subject matter experts consisting of Dr. Jim Kyle, Dr. Greg Elkins, Dr. Dan Martin, and Dr. Samantha Scarneo-Miller.  There will be time for audience questions with the group as well.

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams.  To register click here.

This has been submitted to the WVOEMS for 2 hours CE credit for WV EMS providers.  Certificates will be issued to all participants afterward, so athletic trainers may utilize this as Category D CE, and other healthcare providers may be able to utilize as CE credit depending on their professional credentialing/CE guidelines.