Mission, Texas- Through the diligent efforts of school nurses in Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD), all the district schools have earned the distinction of being named a Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators In Adam’s Memory) Heart Safe School. Mission CISD is one of only three in the entire Rio Grande Valley to have all its campuses earn this honor.
Mission CISD was among the first districts in the area to have Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and trained staff at every school and district facility. To earn the Heart Safe School label, the campuses have to take several additional steps that include raising awareness of the AED’s and where they are located, train staff on the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest, and perform drills associated with cardiac arrests.
Project ADAM is a national non-profit program intended to help schools in all communities build CPR-AED or public access defibrillator programs.