Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associa0on Survivor Support December 2010
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Associa0on• SCA claims an es4mated 325,000 lives annually• SCAA MISSION: To eliminate unnecessary deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by 2020.• To fulﬁll our mission – Developed community programs to increase awareness and understanding of SCA – Share informa4on, resources and experiences about SCA – We strengthen SCA chain of survival through public educa4on and awareness about state of the art treatment, and beKer access to AEDs
Resources for Survivors• Access to SCAA website resources• Inspire – online community• Sharing survivor stories and contacts• SCAA membership• Par4cipa4on in 50 Chapters• Advocacy• Educa4onal programs
Website Resources• Mul0media Resources • Heart Library • HEARTISTRY -‐ The Art of Caring for Your Heart • Sudden Cardiac Arrest and • To Protect and Save: Law AEDs Enforcement Early • Hands-‐Only CPR Deﬁbrillator Programs • See Whats Inside video • Shocked Back to Life -‐ A • Artery Explorer: The Movie Survivor Story • Worried About Having to Use an • Easy two-‐minute CPR lesson AED? • Saving Lives from Sudden • Be Red Cross Ready – CPR Cardiac Arrest Training and More • Heart Library • Awareness of congenital long • Seconds Save Lives QT syndrome. • Related Links
Inspire – Online Community Connec4ng pa4ents, family, friends and caregivers
SCAA Membership! A vibrant community of individuals who share our vision and passion of preven4ng loss of life from SCA.• 4,200 Members Include: – SCA survivors – Individuals with ICDs – Family and friends of survivors and ICD pa4ents – First responders – Healthcare and public safety professionals – Industry representa4ves – Government oﬃcials; and; – Family and friends who have lost a loved one to SCA – Expand public access to deﬁbrilla4on.
Membership Beneﬁts• – Gain valuable informa4on on the latest medical and legisla4ve informa4on related to SCA – Expand public access to deﬁbrilla4on. – Learn or teach CPR/AED and promote the "Chain of Survival – Spearhead local and state advocacy eﬀorts to change public policy to make AEDs and ICDs more widely available – Local chapter ac4vi4es and networking – Legisla4ve ac4on alerts on federal and local ini4a4ves – No4ﬁed of breaking news by e-‐mail – Power Points Quarterly newsleKer includes medical updates, announcement of Na4onal and chapter ac4vi4es, news on educa4onal programs
What Do Chapters Do?• Suppor4ve community• SCAA Chapter, members and legislators work together to change public policy• Engage na4onal, state and local government oﬃcials• Enlist support of AED placements• Encourage CPR training• Expand public awareness for bystander ac4on