SHAPE America's Podcast - Professional Development for Health & Physical Education Teachers
About This Show
The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Matt Pomeroy and Collin Brooks, is here to bring you monthly professional development wherever you take your mobile device or computer. This one stop monthly professional development tool features interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other physical education champions discussing relevant health and physical education topics. The goals of this podcast are to provide you with tips from leaders in our community, challenge your thinking, allow you to discuss important issues, and give you new ideas to try within your classes. The podcast brings the best teachers to you, where you love listening the most - in the car, on a run, biking or while cleaning the house.
Most Recent Episode
SHAPE America Podcast – Health Literacy Month/Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But what most people don’t know is that it is also the #1 killer of student athletes and the leading cause of death on school campuses. Many people think there is nothing you can do to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death. The truth is—you can—you just have to be prepared. Join us as the SHAPE America podcast team invites the Executive Director and Board Members of Parent Heart Watch to discuss Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth, appraise risk factors, access preventative health care, apply life-saving skills to prevent sudden death, and advocate for sudden cardiac arrest prevention practices wherever youth congregate.
Panelists include; *Martha Lopez-Anderson (Executive Director, Parent Heart Watch) - After the sudden death of her seemingly healthy 10-year-old son in 2004 blindsided Martha, she immersed herself in education and training relating to the prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in youth. For nearly a decade, Martha served as the Chair for the Board of Directors of Parent Heart Watch. Martha was part of a task force comprised of the American Heart Association and twelve other national health and safety organizations in developing a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP) for Schools and was part of the writing group that authored the CERP policy statement. She also serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest Collaborative; the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium; Youth Sports Safety Alliance; Citizen CPR Foundation’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Task Force; the Orange County (Florida) EMS Advisory Council; the National Advisory Committee for the Sudden Death in Young Registry and the National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention.
*Susan Canning (Parent Heart Watch Board Member/Founder of KEVS Foundation) - After the sudden loss of her 19-year-old son, Kevin, to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Susan founded KEVS Foundation in 2012 in his memory. KEVS Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth, to donate AED units to youth organizations and schools, and to provide free heart screenings in the local youth community. Susan is an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED instructor and has trained thousands of coaches and students, and is a representative on the Massachusetts AHA Advisory Board. Susan has been instrumental in the passage of two life-saving bills in the Commonwealth of Massachu