About the Program

Chances are, it’s not a matter of if it will happen, but when.
A morning workout.

An after-school practice.

An evening game.

Life-threatening emergencies can occur at any time. With the help of Anyone Can Save A Life, you will be prepared. 

Anyone Can Save A Life is an action program for after-school practices and events. It is designed to save lives in emergencies, including Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a leading cause of death among adults and student-athletes nationwide.

This website provides the easy steps you need to implement the Anyone Can Save A Life program successfully in your school. When you adopt Student Response Teams, your school empowers students to participate in the coordinated response necessary to ensure the best possible outcome in every emergency.

Create Your Emergency Action Plan

Emergencies go hand-in-hand with after-school participation, so it is not a matter of if one will happen; it’s a matter of when. By having an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in place for life-threatening events, you are preparing your school community to respond immediately to get the help that is needed.
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Save lives with a simple protocol including:

Calling 911 to alert the Emergency Medical System (EMS)
Early Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Easy access to and quick use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Easy transition 
to Emergency Medical System (EMS)
Lives Saved
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Brad Wendland

Brad Wendland was the head football coach at Waseca when he experienced a Sudden Cardiac Arrest after a Friday night football game.  View the video to hear his story and the positive impact that having an Emergency Action Plan had for Brad.

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Teddy Okerstrom
Teddy Okerstrom of Wayzata, Minnesota, was participating in his school's summer conditioning program, when he collapsed out on the football field.
a student surrounded by two other students and the PE teacher who helped save his life
Michael Spillman
While participating in a pick-up basketball game on Sept. 17, 2008, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, junior Michael Spillman suffered a Sudden Cardiac Srrest (SCA) without warning.
A woman standing next to the man whose life she once saved
Dale Wakasugi
On Dec. 13, 2007, basketball official Dale Wakasugi collapsed on the court during the second half of a Fridley, Minnesota, home basketball game.
a hockey player standing next to his coach who saved his life
Alex Larson
During a home hockey game in January 2008, Faribault, Minnesota, junior forward Alex Larson blocked a slapshot with one minute to play. As he went down, his padding slid into a position so that the puck was able to hit his chest at the precise time to stop his heart.

The Anyone Can Save A Life program was originally developed and released in 2008 as a joint effort between the Minnesota State High School League and the Medtronic Foundation. This updated national version is designed for any school wishing to implement an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for afterschool practices and events.