Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month Ushered In by Two Alert Members of Congress & their staff members
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Chairperson Mary Tappe commended Congressmen Murphy and Burgess on their swift and successful response to an apparent SCA (See following story) and added " This is a great example of how by-stander CPR and AED deployment and first responder action saves lives. . ."
OCTOBER IS SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AWARENESS MONTH
SCAA LAUNCHES AWARENESS PUSH FOR COPE-LINE
SCAA ASKS ALL OUR CHAPTERS AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WITH SIMILAR GOALS
TO HELP INFORM HOSPITALS, CARDIOLOGISTS AND ELECTOPHYSIOLOGISTS ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE COPE -LINE.
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF SCA IS TO HELP INFORM AND COMFORT THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM AN SCA OR WHO ARE TO BE—OR HAVE BEEN—IMPLANTED WITH AN ICD.
THE COPE-LINE AFFORDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK LIVE WITH A MENTOR WHO HAS SURVIVED AN SCA OR WHO HAS BEEN IMPLANTED. THESE KNOWLEDGEABLE INDIVIDUALS CAN PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION AND COMFORT TO THOSE WHO HAVE MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR NEW CONDITION. THIS LOCAL CHAPTER BASED PROGRAM IS NOW BEING ROLLED OUT FOR NATIONWIDE USE AND WE URGE ALL TO SPREAD THE WORD.
SEE ARTICLE AT HTTP://WWW.SUDDENCARDIACARREST.ORG FOR MORE INFO ON COPE-LINE
ALL ORGANIZATIONS THAT DEAL WITH SCA ARE WELCOME TO PARTNER WITH SCAA ON THIS INITIATIVE. FOR FFURTHERDISCUSSION, OTHER ORGANIZATIONS MAY EMAIL TO: RBROWN@SUDDENCARDIACARREST.ORG
SCAA Launches COPE-LINE
(THE COPE-LINE IS NOT FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES FOR WHICH YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR MEDICAL PROVIDER OR 911)
ACCESS—The SCAA COPE-LINE is now operational. SEE the COPE tab on this SCAA website for more information on how to access the COPE-LINE.
WHO IS IT FOR?—The COPE-LINE is for Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and ICD Implantees or family members of either group. It offers an opportunity to speak live with someone who is a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest and/or has been implanted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, commonly called an ICD or an internal defibrillator.
WHO WILL YOU TALK WITH?—The caller will not receive medical advice, but will be able to talk with a Survivor or Implantee who has experienced a similar situation, is familiar with many of the issues surrounding coping with sudden cardiac arrest or ICD implantation, and has talked with many other people who have arrested or been implanted.
COPE-LINE A KEY ELEMENT IN A NEW LINK IN THE CHAIN OF SURVIVAL—The COPE-LINE has been created to implement another effective link in the Chain of Survival
The Chain of Survival
Call 911—Effective, early, bystander CPR—Rapid defibrillation (AED)—Effective advanced life support—Integrated post resuscitation care—COPING with the consequences.
Sharing an article from our Michigan Chapter
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Mary Tappe, Chair
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
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