Project ADAM

Project ADAM

Project ADAM Tennessee provides schools with information, materials, training and support in the management of Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) programs. Supported by East Tennessee Children's Hospital since 2011, the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in area schools is a priority. In addition to these life-saving devices, Project ADAM helps schools coordinate and train emergency response teams, assists with practice drills, and ensures staff and community awareness.

Project ADAM is a not-for-profit national resource for implementing PADs and works towards the eradication of sudden cardiac death in children through research, education and prevention initiatives. As the state affiliate of the national Project ADAM organization, our schools benefit from sharing best practices, medical developments and regional news.


Project ADAM Tennessee


East Tennessee Children's Hospital
P.O. Box 15010
Knoxville, TN 37901-5010
United States

Phone: (865) 541-8137
Office Hours:

Information Packet
Make a Donation
School Nurse Presentation
Presentation Notes

Child Football Player

What is an AED and why do we need them?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are lightweight, portable devices which deliver an electric shock to the heart, only if needed. When the heart is in sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a shock delivered to the heart can halt an abnormal, ineffective rhythm and enable the heart to return to a normal rhythm. A shock delivered within 3-5 minutes can save a life and for every minute that passes, survival rates drop by 10%.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) often occurs in active people with no history of heart conditions. In children, common causes are genetic, congenital or related to a sudden blow to the chest. Some risk factors include: previous heart attack, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, arrhythmias of unknown cause, unexplained fainting episodes.

It is estimated that a substantial percentage of our population are inside our schools on any given day. Defibrillators will not only benefit children, but the many adults who work and volunteer in our schools. Studies strongly support the use of CPR and AEDs in the event of sudden cardiac arrest; when school teams are trained in appropriate recognition and response, survival rates soar.


Project ADAM Tennessee Resources

Project ADAM support is provided at no cost by East Tennessee Children's Hospital. If your school would like more information about becoming Heart-Safe, please click here to download the Project ADAM Tennessee information packet or view the document in your browser.


Heart Safe Schools

Each year, it is estimated that between 600-1000 children die from sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these deaths could have been avoided with the use of an AED. Project ADAM schools are provided with materials and support as they work through criteria leading to Heart-Safe status. Team members and school staffs will be offered CPR/AED training, learn signs of sudden cardiac arrest, and employ proper maintenance of equipment. This PowerPoint presentation and these notes show how school nurses how to understand and respond to a child's sudden cardiac arrest.

In the 2015-16 school year, all public schools in East Tennessee will have one or more AEDs on their campus. Many of our schools have achieved Heart-Safe Certification and many others are working towards it. Placement of AEDs in surrounding county schools will be the focus for the 2014-15 school year. Project ADAM will continue to work with all East Tennessee schools on maintaining CPR/AED training and maintenance of effective response programs.


List of Heart-Safe Schools in Tennessee

Knox County Public Schools

Elementary schools
Adrian Burnett
A.L. Lotts
Amherst
Ball Camp
Bearden
Beaumont
Belle Morris
Bluegrass
Bonnie Kate
Brickey-McCloud
Carter
Cedar Bluff
Chilhowee
Copper Ridge
Christenberry
Corryton
Dogwood
East Knox
Farragut Intermediate
Farragut Primary
Fountain City
Gap Creek
Gibbs
Green
Inskip
Karns
Lonsdale
Maynard
Mooreland Heights
Mount Olive
New Hopewell
Northshore
Norwood
Pleasant Ridge
Pond Gap
Rocky Hill
Sarah Moore Green
Sequoyah
Shannondale
South Knoxville
Spring Hill
Sterchi
Sunnyview
West Haven
West Hills
West View

Middle schools
Bearden
Carter
Cedar Bluff
Farragut
Gresham
Halls
Holston
Karns
Northwest
South-Doyle
Vine
Whittle Springs

High schools
Austin-East
Bearden
Carter
Farragut
Fulton
Gibbs
Halls
Hardin Valley Academy
Karns
L&N Stem

Additional schools
Emerald Academy


Alcoa City Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Alcoa Elementary
Alcoa Middle
Alcoa High


Anderson County Public Schools (100% participation)

Elementary schools
Andersonville
Briceville
Claxton
Dutch Valley
Fairview
Grand Oaks
Lake City
Norris
Norwood

Middle schools
Clinton
Lake City
Norris
Norwood

High schools
Anderson County
Clinton

Additional schools
Anderson County Headstart
Anderson County Career and Technical Center
Clinch River Community School


Athens City Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Athens City Middle


Benton County Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Benton County Frank P. Lashlee Career/Technical Career Center
Big Sandy School
Briarwood School
Camden Elementary School
Camden Junior High School
Camden High School
Holladay School


Blount County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Carpenters Middle
Mary Blount Elementary
Rockford Elementary


Campbell County Public Schools

Elementary schools
Elk Valley
LaFollette
Jacksboro
Jellico
Caryville
Valley View
Wynn

Middle schools
LaFollette
Jacksboro

High schools
Campbell County High School
East LaFollette Learning Academy
Jellico


Cocke County Public Schools (100% participation)

Elementary schools
Bridgeport
Center View
Del Rio
Smoky Mountain
Grassy Fork
Cosby
Northwest
Edgemont
Parrotsville

High schools
Cocke County High
Cosby


Dickson County Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Charlotte Elementary School
Centennial Elementary School
Stuart-Burns Elementary School
Dickson Elementary School
Oakmont Elementary School
Vanleer Elementary School
White Bluff Elementary School
Annex Middle School
Charlotte Middle School
Dickson Middle School
William James Middle School
Creek Wood High School
Dickson County High School
New Directions Academy
Discovery School
Dickson County Schools Special Services


Franklin County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
The Huntland School


Grainger County Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Grainger High
Joppa Elementary
Bean Station Elementary
Rutledge Primary
Rutledge Elementary
Rutledge Middle
Washburn


Hamblen County Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Lincoln Heights Elementary School
Hillcrest Elementary School
West View Middle School
East Ridge Middle School
John Hay Elementary School
West Elementary School
West High School
Miller Boyd Alternative
Witt Elementary School
Union Heights Elementary School
Meadowview Middle School
Whitesburg Elementary School
East High School
Lincoln Heights
Manley Intermediate School
Manley Primary
Russellville Intermediate
Russellvielle Primary
Alpha Intermediate
Alpha Primary
Fairview-Marguerite Elementary School


Hancock County Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Hancock County Career-Technical Center
Hancock County Early Learning Center
Hancock County Elementary School
Hancock County High School
Hancock County Middle School


Hardin County Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
East Hardin Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
West Hardin Elementary School
Parris South Elementary School
Pickwick Southside Elementary School
Hardin County Middle School
Hardin County High School


Lenoir City Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School


Loudon County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Fort Loudon Middle
Highland Park Elementary
Loudon Elementary
Loudon High School


Maryville City Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Foothills Elementary
Sam Houston Elementary
John Sevier Elementary
Coulter Grove Intermediate
Montgomery Ridge Intermediate
Maryville Academy
Maryville Jr. High School
Maryville High School


Monroe County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Madisonville Intermediate
Madisonville Middle
Sequoyah High School
Vonore Elementary School


Newport City Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Newport Grammar School


Oak Ridge Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Linden Elementary School


Oneida City Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Oneida Elementary
Oneida Middle
Oneida High


Roane County Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Bowers Elementary
Dyliss-Springs Elementary
Harriman Elementary School
Harriman Middle School
Harriman High School
Kingston Elementary
Midway Elementary
Midtown Educational Center
Midtown Elementary School
Ridge View Elementary
Rockwood Elementary School
Rockwood Middle School
Rockwood High School
Oliver Springs Middle


Scott County Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Burchfield Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Huntsville Elementary
Huntsville Middle
Robbins Elementary
Winfield Elementary
Scott County High


Sevier County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Seymour Middle School


Sullivan County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Colonial Heights Middle School
Holston Valley Middle School
Miller Perry Elementary


Sumner County Public Schools

Kindergarten through high school
Indian Lake Elementary
Nannie Berry Elementary


Sweetwater City Public Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Brown Intermediate
Sweetwater Primary
Sweetwater Elementary
Sweetwater Jr. High


Union County Schools (100% participation)

Kindergarten through high school
Union County High School
Big Ridge Elementary School
Horace Maynard Middle School
Luttrell Elementary School
Maynardville Elementary School
Paulette Elementary School
Union County EMAC
Sharps Chapel Elementary


Alternative Schools

Richard Yoakley
KAEC
North Knox C.T.E.C.
Ridgedale
Cocke County Alternative School


Area Private Schools

Apostolic Christian Academy
Berean School
Christian Academy of Knoxville
Knoxville Catholic High
Knoxville Montessori School
St. Mary's Oak Ridge
Webb (Upper, Middle and Lower Schools)


Non-profit Organizations

Girls, Inc.


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