DOE releases Student Cardiac Assessment Module

3/27/2015

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is pleased to announce the availability of the Student Cardiac Assessment professional development module (PD module) required by the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act (P.L.2013, c.71). Physicians, advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants are required to complete the PD module before performing any student-athlete pre-participation physical examination prior to the first official practice of the athletic season starting with 2015-2016 school year. The legislation required the development of the PD module to increase the assessment skills of the health care providers who perform student-athlete physical examinations and screening. The PD module can be found at 

http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/athlete/PDModule.shtml

Additionally, the Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes pamphlet is available at

http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/cardiac.pdf