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Webinar: AED Safety in Lacrosse – hosted by US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science
Original air date: March 24, 2010

US Lacrosse and Cardiac Science hosted an informative webinar with information on Sudden Cardiac Arrest, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) usage and valuable education around how to best deploy these life-saving products in your lacrosse environments. Significant information was shared to assist you in what so many of your lacrosse peers are doing in this area: responsibly improving safety levels and better preparing their groups to save a life in a cardiac emergency.

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Questions that were answered and topics that were addressed include:
• The difference between Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?
• How SCA can affect seemingly young, healthy athletes? What is commotio cordis?
• What does an AED do, what training does it require?
• Are they safe and is there risk involved to use/deploy one?
• What type of programs does US Lacrosse offer to assist members in securing an AED and training?
• What is the cost and ongoing responsibility?
• What types of experiences have fellow US Lacrosse members had who have deployed AEDs?
• What lesson or expectations can be shared?

Featured speakers:

Cardiac Science
Mike Brode, Director, Strategic Business
Eddie Martin, Marketing Manager
Douglas Comstock, Territory Manager

US Lacrosse
Jeffrey S. Mandak, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Cardiologist, US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee

Joshua Christian, US Lacrosse
Managing Director of Sport Development

We thank  all those who participated in this responsible and informative session that addressed a very relevant and valuable safety subject in our sport. AEDs have proven to be easy to use, affordable and safe products and lives have been saved by people who have simply taken the time to become educated on this topic.

The purpose of NVYLL is to provide the youth residing within the geographical boundaries of Northern Virginia a healthful, enjoyable leisure time activity and as a corollary to develop qualities that may help them in later life -- sportsmanship, team play, and integrity.