CHAPTER NEWS AND EVENTS
Thus far in 2015, we have had a successful year! We have had a few guest speakers to discuss the emotional effects on both patients and families surrounding cardiac arrest. We discussed local and national resources for survivors. Importantly, we have received updates on the great progress that the SaveMiHeart (http://m.savemiheart.org/en) organization has made in developing a comprehensive effort to improve survival after cardiac arrest in Michigan.
We will recess for the summer but plan to meet again in the fall. Please check back for updates or contact us at the email addresses below. We wish you a safe and healthful summer!
Happy New Year! Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 7pm. We will meet again at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, in the Administration building. More information coming soon!
Over the last year we have had meetings to discuss common Speech/Language and Cognitive challenges after cardiac arrest, to review state and national updates in cardiac arrest research and programs, and to share experiences with each other.
A few of us walked in the May Heart Walk at Eastern Michigan University with the SaveMiHeart team. We hope this group will become more familiar to you as it develops its website and resources.
Our next meeting is scheduled at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, on Sept 30th at 7pm. Please fill out the survey below or send an email to us for more information!
Please fill out our survey here (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you current with our activities by email. Any suggestions or questions are welcome. SCAAMichiganChapter@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you on September 30th, 2014!
Photos from the SE Michigan Heart Walk!
Recap March Meeting
We had two speakers from the University of Michigan Device Clinic. They spoke about indications for internal defibrillators, reviewed the do's and dont's of living with a defibrillator, and introduced us to the resources available in SE Michigan for those who have an ICD. Here is an information sheet with resources for people with ICDs, including pertinent details regarding their annual conference (September 2013) and support group (next meeting in June.)
We also discussed plans for the AHA Heart Walk in Detroit, taking place on Saturday, June 8. The link below will take you to our team page so that you can sign up. Here are additional instructions for how to register.
CLICK HERE to be taken to our team page, click "Join our Team" and then follow the prompts to register!
Our next meeting is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st at William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. We anticipate having another special guest speaker. More information to follow. Hope to see you there!
Please also watch for emails regarding joining our team for the Heart Walk in June!
Future meeting: Tuesday, May 21, locations TBD. SE Michigan Heart Walk is Saturday, June 8. We want a strong group presence! If you have not done so, please complete the online survey so that we can add you to our email list and keep you apprised of the group’s activities (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3).
Michigan Raises the Bar in Schools in February 2013:
We would like to invite you to join us for a meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) at 7 pm on Monday, November 12, 2012, at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. This meeting is intended to develop specific goals and plans for how we can improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Death in Michigan and meet the needs of those who have sustained or been touched by a cardiac arrest.
Reminder: the first meeting of 2013 will be Tuesday, January 15, location TBD. If you have not done so, please complete the online survey so that we can add you to our email list and keep you apprised of the group’s activities (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3).
We look forward to convening on November 12 at the Heart & Vascular Services Conference Center at Beaumont-Royal Oak! (map attached, enter via the East Entrance)
Please bring your ideas and others who might share our interests.
We will hear an update on the SCAA National meeting from Orlando the week prior and the Gillary Foundation’s efforts to improve access to AEDs in Michigan schools. Please check out the Gillary Foundation Newsletter from July 2012.
Future meeting dates to put on your calendars include: Tuesday November 13 and Tuesday January 15. Locations TBD.
If you have not done so, please fill out our survey here (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you current with our activities by email. Any suggestions or questions are welcome. SCAAMichiganChapter@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing you on September 18th!
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Our Chapter had a great first organizational meeting on March 28, 2012! We heard several survivor stories and an update on the state of cardiac arrest in Michigan. We also discussed the acute need to recognize the potential for latent survivor challenges, including physical, emotional, and cognitive.
We are scheduled to hold our next meeting on TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012, in order to further focus on our objectives and begin to turn our ideas into community action. The meeting will again be at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak at 7pm. Please click here for the agenda. For future planning, our next scheduled meeting will be September 18, 2012, location TBD.
If you have not done so, please fill out our survey here (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJ6BJM3) so that we can keep you current with our activities by email. Any suggestions or questions are welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you May 15!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Ryan Paternoster, CCRP
Post Cardiac Arrest/Hypothermia program coordinator
William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, MI
Kelly Sawyer, MD, MS