SLICC is a 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in Georgia, 100% staffed by volunteers,
|Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ's") and their answers.|
|Here are the questions we've heard as we've discussed this program with people in the community.|
|Q: Why does SLICC exist?|
|A: SLICC's mission is to reduce the preventable death and disability that occurs when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, and nobody there is prepared or equipped to respond appropriately.|
|Q: How do you do this?|
|A: We teach everybody we can. We have taught more than 10,000 citizens in Chatham COunty, Georgia. Our class videos are downloaded between 500 and 1200 times per month. We conduct original research on CPR and present our findings at conferences where all involved parties meet. We publish our research in peer-reviewed journals. We influence how the community responds.|
|Q: You are not a medical doctor. How can we be sure you know what you're teaching is correct?|
|A: Our work is reviewed by our Medical Advisory Board, a team of five highly-regarded physicians in Chatham County. The specialties represented on our MAB are Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, and Neurology.|
|Q: What's my best strategy to be safest?|
| A: You and the people in your household should get trained in the recognition and treatment
of Cardiac arrest, Choking, and Heart attacks and in AED use. You should also purchase an AED to keep in
your home and to take with you when you travel. (The majority of cardiac arrests occur in the home.)
|Q: How many lives do we have to save to make this worthwhile?|
|A: You MUST have seen that one coming. My answer is "one."|
|Q: I'm thinking about getting and AED. Who needs to be trained in the use of the AED?|
|A: At least two people in every household. (If you have a cardiac arrest, someone else has to use the AED on you.)|
|Q: Do I have any liability if I use my AED on someone else?|
| A: There are three parts to the answer to this one.
First, SLICC does not offer law advice. The National Center for Early Defibrillation, however, did publish a law opinion. Their telling point was that unless you have a legal duty to act, you cannot be sued for negligence. If you are not being paid to respond, you do not have a duty to do so.
Second, you should be aware that the manufacturer of the unit involved in this group purchase provides indemnification support. Please see the vendor's Indemnification Policy that comes with the unit.
Third, when you see someone collapse in cardiac arrest - and one in ten of you will at least once in your lifetime - there is an 90 percent chance it will be a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance that arrested.