Project ADAM® arose from a series of sudden deaths among high school athletes in Southeastern Wisconsin. The project began through the joint efforts of the Lemel family, David Ellis, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. David was a friend of Adam Lemel, a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay High scholl student who collapsed and died during a basketball game and Project ADAM® (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) was formed.
Florida Hospital has affiliated with Project ADAM® in Wisconsin, in order to bring this program to our state. Project ADAM® Florida has the same goals : to prepare schools to handle sudden cardiac arrest event by helping them start an active Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program.
A delay of only 10 minutes from the onset of ventricular fibrillation results in virtually no chance of survival... CPR alone will no treat ventricular fibrillation.
AEDs make it possible to provide lifesaving defibrillation rapidly and effectively.
Project ADAM® is a not-for-profit program whose mission is to serve children and adolescents through education and deployment of life-saving program that help prevent sudden cardiac arrest. Schools and other areas where large groups of children and adolescents gather are the targeted geography.
Project ADAM® provides a pediatric cardiac advisory committee to implement a unique program for sharing the most current data and information on sudden cardiac arrest incidents. This ultimately will lead to medical research that will prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
Project ADAM® provides leadership experience and expertise as a community, state and national resource. The program is a catalyst for creating partnership and exchanging information, thereby helping to advocate for the health and well-being of children.
Project ADAM® delivers superior value to its philanthropic supporters through exceptional fiscal stewardship, which maximizes the impact of contributed funds in addressing the health care concerns of children. Support for Project ADAM® is through public and private funding sources.
Project ADAM® is committed to making automated external defibrillators universally available to all children and adolescents by being the national resource for implementing pediatric public access defibrillation programs, as well as working to eradicate sudden cardiac death in children through research, education and prevention initiatives.
Project ADAM® Florida is committed to helping schools implement and sustain an active Public Access Defibrillation Program, from conceptualization and planning for your school, to assistance with acquiring training in CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
A comprehensive program manual and CD, providing you with a step-by-step description of activities necessary to develop a PAD program. The manual includes an outline for fundraising, program development, forms, worksheets, and continuing education practice scenarios. The CD help you present program information to interested parties and to help identify students who may b a risk.
Your commitment to Project ADAM® Florida is important. By participating, Project ADAM® Florida requires you:
Want to become a community partner? We welcome the opportunity to work with you! Please call 407/925-4660 for more information on how you can impact Project ADAM® Florida.
Project ADAM® Florida wishes to thank all our Community Partners! Your continued support and commitment will further our endeavors for Florida.