Developing and Implementing Emergency Action Plans: 

Facilitator Guide for Activities Administrators 

Video Resources
Acknowledgements & References

Anyone Can Save A Life was created by the Minnesota State High School League and the Medtronic Foundation in 2008 to serve the students, coaches and communities of Minnesota’s 500 member high schools. Anyone Can Save A Life trains coaches and advisors on creating Emergency Action Plans. The program has since grown into a national campaign that assists schools across the country in saving lives.

The 2024 update received extensive support, direction, and information from the Minnesota State High School League’s Sports Medicine Committee.

The Anyone Can Save A Life Program was developed with input from the following resources:

  • National Association of Athletic Trainers
  • Drezner, et al. Inter-Association Task Force Recommendations on Emergency Preparedness and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School and College Athletic Programs: A Consensus Statement Journal of Athletic Training 2007;42(1):143–158
  • Hazinski, et al. Medical Emergency Action Plan for Schools Circulation.2004;109:278 –291
  • Project ADAM
  • Project S.A.V.E.
  • S.H.O.C. (Saving Hearts in Our Communities) A program of Carver County, MN
  • Wayzata High School Emergency Action Plan