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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training (Lindsay's Law)

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools
For Coaches:
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (all paid and volunteer coaches in Ohio), please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law http://education.ohio.gov/  The required video, informational handout and a post assessment test will be available shortly through the ODE’s website.  We will inform you when that component is available.  If, however, you want to have your coaches view the video and review the information immediately, you may access those items below.  Please be advised that as a school district, your superintendent must be able to verify that coaches have seen this video and read the informational handout if you choose to implement this requirement before it is available through ODE’s LMS. 
Successful completion of this coaches’ requirement will generate verification through the LMS.  The Ohio Department of Education anticipates that these items will be ready for coaches to access by July 5, 2017. These educational materials are all free of charge and are the only materials authorized for compliance with this new state law.  No other course or training material is acceptable.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be the OHSAA’s official and exclusive Sports Medicine partner. Like the OHSAA, we believe that education is the cornerstone of future success. Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine is committed to the OHSAA and all its member schools in providing educational resources to help improve the health and performance of all student-athletes. We are proud to support your community, its schools, and help foster a great experience in sports. Learn more at www.NationwideChildrens.org/Sports-Medicine or call (614) 355-6000.
To request an appointment with Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine, CLICK HERE.

Additional Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine Resources

Sports Performance Training
As a leader in the prevention and treatment of injuries for student-athletes, Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine can help student-athletes take their game to the next level.  Our sports Performance Training program is designed to help athletes achieve their performance goals, reduce their risk for injury, and propel them to long-term athletic success and enjoyment.  (grades 6-12)
For more information, click here:  http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/sports-performance
Biomechanical Video Analysis for Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention
Video analysis is used to evaluate the mechanical deviations that deviate from normal to identify improper stresses on the body that could predispose an athlete to injury or delay the healing process for those already recovering from an injury.
Who can be evaluated?
Runners, Pitchers/throwers, Swimmers, Volleyball hitters
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediacast
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediacast is a great resource for information about those topics that affect you and your student athlete.  Hosted by Dr. Mike, with guests from many different specialties in the medical world, these shows discuss the topics that can help your student athlete with everything from pre-game nutrition, to injury prevention and recovery and gaining that extra competitive edge.
The Sports Medicine Team – Who are the folks taking care of your kids on the playing field?
Sports Nutrition – Powering athletes with optimum fuel.
Rugby, Rowing Dancing, Running – A look at sport specific injuries.  Featuring Dr. Lyle Micheli from Boston Children’s.
New U, Play Strong, Ounce of Prevention – A discussion on the prevention and management of childhood obesity.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Healthy Tournament Tips!

As your teams continue to compete in the 2018 OHSAA Girls and Boys State Championship Tournaments, click the links below for some tips to help your athletes gain a competitive advantage while performing at their highest level:

Emergency Action Planning Guides

The OHSAA is pleased to provide each member school with a copy of the outstanding Emergency Action Plan, "Anyone Can Save A Life," a first-of-its kind program for after school practices and events. This program, which was developed by the Minnesota State High School League, has been made available to all schools in the United States through a generous grant from the Medtronic Foundation with distribution funded by the National Federation of State Associations (NFHS) Foundation.

Anyone Can Save A Life Memo (PDF)

The Anyone Can Save A Life training DVD and website – www.anyonecansavealife.org – along with the guide’s implementation instructions, handouts and forms have been prepared to help train coaches, advisors, students and event staff. In addition, there is an array of resources that cover all aspects of preparing and managing an effective emergency response program.