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‘UK at the Half’: KCH staff put schools to the test for cardiac emergency response readiness

a group of educators from Tates Creek high school hold a banner recognizing their heart safe school status
Tates Creek High School was the first school to be designated a Heart Safe School by KCH. Hilary Brown | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2023) — According to the American Heart Association, every year there more than 300,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. On any given day, approximately 20% of a community is in its schools, including students, teachers, staff and family members.

For this “UK at the Half,” Shaun Mohan, M.D., electrophysiologist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital discusses how he and his team help schools develop emergency response plans in the event of a cardiac arrest.

“UK at the Half” airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on the radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the “UK at the Half” interview, click the play button above.

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