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All LMSD Schools Now Designated "Heart Safe"

Thanks to a coordinated effort among staff at all 11 LMSD schools and the Student Health Services team, each school in our District is now designated as a "Heart Safe School" by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Youth Heart Watch Program

The Heart Watch Program, part of "Project Adam," works with schools to establish an emergency plan that can be implemented in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Staff members at each school volunteered to serve on Medical Emergency Response Teams (MERT), and then received training on how to use AEDs,  administer other necessary aid and response practices. 

The "Heart Safe" designation is good for three years, as long as the schools maintain their AEDs and MERT teams, update their emergency plans as warranted and ensure that the entire school staff receives training on how to recognize a sudden cardiac arrest. The teams will conduct annual drills. 

You can click through the slide show below to watch the MERT team training and see each school's official recognition banner. Thanks to all the LMSD staff who are working to protect the health and safety of students and of their co-workers. 

A MERT Team member practices CPR at Bala Cynwyd Middle School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Belmont Hills Elementary School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Bala Cynwyd Middle School
Members of Belmont Hills' MERT Team proudly hold up their certification banner
A member of the Bala Cynwyd Middle School MERT team practices CPR on a dummy on the gym floor.
Members of the BCMS MERT team proudly hold up their certification banner in the gym.
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Bala Cynwyd Middle School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Black Rock Middle School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Black Rock Middle School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Black Rock Middle School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Black Rock MiddleSchool
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Cynwyd Elementary School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Cynwyd Elementary School
Members of the Cynwyd Elementary MERT Team proudly hold up their certification banner
Members of the Black Rock Middle School MERT Team proudly hold up their banner
Members of the Gladwyne Elementary MERT Team proudly hold up their banner
MERT Team member practices CPR on a dummy on the floor at Black Rock Middle School
Members of Harriton High School's MERT Team proudly hold up their certification banner.
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Lower Merion High School
Members of the Lower Merion High School MERT Team proudly display their certification banner
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Merion Elementary School
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Merion Elementary School
Members of the Merion Elementary MERT Team proudly display their certification banner
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Penn Valley Elementary School
Members of the Penn Wynne MERT Team proudly display their banner.
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Penn Valley Elementary School
Members of the Penn Valley MERT Team proudly display their banner.
Members of the Welsh Valley MERT Team proudly display their banner
MERT Team members practice CPR on a dummy on the floor at Welsh Valley Middle School