Creighton Prep becomes first high school in the state with new honor

Congratulations to Creighton Preparatory School!

Creighton Prep is the first high school in Nebraska to receive a Heart Safe Designation, after completing the emergency preparedness process through the Project ADAM Heart Safe School program.

As part of the certification program, faculty, staff and freshman students trained through a series of educational sessions and drills on what to do if a person is having a cardiac emergency at the school. Equipping the school with AEDs onsite and having an emergency response plan in plan is a critical part of how Prep maintains its safe environment.

“Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, and becoming a Heart Safe School prepares us for such emergencies,” said Katie Corrigan, BSN, school nurse at Creighton Prep. “Everyone has a role and every second counts when it comes to saving a life.”

The designation comes in collaboration with Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Children’s is proud to have been designated a Project ADAM affiliate hospital and to support Creighton Prep as a Heart Safe School. Matthew Sorensen, M.D., electrophysiologist and member of Children’s nationally-recognized Cardiac Care team, is the local medical director for Project ADAM.

He was onsite to recognize the staff and students at Prep in April 2022 at a press conference: “Project ADAM is an excellent nationwide collaborative effort to improve the safety of our schools and community. We are so impressed with the initiative of Prep and its commitment to student safety.”

We are also proud of the efforts our school leaders take to ensure safety for the children who attend. The school joins 4,000 others from across the country to have achieved a Heart Safe designation.


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