Cardiac Arrest Survivor Group
Recovering from cardiac arrest extends far past the physical recuperation that occurs in the hospital. The ripple effect of this devastating event not only impacts the person who suffered the arrest, but the family, friends, and colleagues as well. VCU's Advanced Resuscitation, Cooling Therapeutics, and Intensive Care (ARCTIC) Program identified a need for the ongoing emotional and psychological support for survivors and their families that couls best be met through interaction with others who have like experiences.
This led to the creation of the VCU cardiac arrest survivors group, led by Michelle Gossip, RN. The purpose of this group is to provide a supportive environment for survivors and their family members to listen to others experiences, share their own experience when ready, and have the best opportunity for emotional healing and support.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) was founded and incorporated in 2005. It is a nonprofit organization designed to broaden public access to early defibrillation, public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and advocacy for a wide range of issues related to sudden cardiac arrest. The Association provides comprehensive resources for patients and families whose lives have been impacted by cardiac arrest.
Visit the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association website for more information at www.suddencardiacarrest.org