Media Releases & items of note...

A lot is going on at SLICC. These media releases and news summaries cover some of it. if you can and if you cannot!

  • May, 2017: SLICC releases 2017-2018 Class Video Suite - available online @ slicc.org (Class Video)
  • Apl, 2017: SLICC presents at AHA QCOR: What percentage of homes have two adults who can perform CPF on other.
  • Apl, 2017: SLICC delivers replacement AED batteries for those who purchased AEDs in 2013
  • Apl, 2017: GIMCI published SLICC's article on the results of measuring CPR skills of EMS personnel.
  • Feb, 2017: SLICC concludes AED Group Purcase for 2016
  • Feb, 2017: The Skidaway Island Medical First Responders' Medical Director approves use of Heel Compressions when manual compression doen't yield two-inch depth.
  • Oct, 2016: Dr. Perez and Bob Trenkamp promoted 2016 AED Group Purchase on WSAV's "The Bridge"
  • May, 2016: We had lunch with Stan Wisniewski (and his wife and daughter). He died 61 years ago. Stan is the longest-surviving SCA victim I know of.
  • Apl, 2016: SLICC delivers replacement AED batteries for those who purchased AEDs in 2012
  • Dec, 2015: SLICC is looking for manufacturer for Clicker snd CPR ForceMeter.
  • Dec, 2015: SLICC's presentation well received. Clicker a hit.
  • Dec, 2015: SLICC will be presenting at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update in San Diego on December 9th & 10th: How CPR is Broken and what we need to do to fix it!
  • Nov, 2015: SLICC got mentioned at the AHA Resusciation Science Symposium in Orlando! Well received!
  • Nov, 2015: The Abstract of the AEJM article on Heel Compression is available online.
  • OCT, 2015: A visitor to the SCA-Aware web site reported that he read the New Scientist Interview and when he was at a meeting where an elderly man arrested and another participant tried to perform manual CPR but couldn't last past 90 seconds, he tried what he read in the New Scientist interview - Heel Compressions. The victim reached ROSC (Return of spontaneous circulation) before the ambulance arrived!
  • OCT, 2015: A Medical First Responder organization became the first to adopt Heel Compression for situations where the responder was unable to achieve GC3s manually.
  • OCT, 2015: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine October print issue published SLICC's Heel Compression paper in the print edition.
  • SEP, 2015: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine October print issue published SLICC's Heel Compression paper online.
  • AUG, 2015: Interview with Bob Trenkamp was published in New Scientist. (August 8th issue.)
  • JUL, 2015: Highly-respected American Journal of Emergency Medicine published draft online of SLICC's research on Heel Chest Compressions
  • JUN, 2015: SLICC was notified that it's research on Heel Chest Compressions was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • MAY, 2015: SLICC will be presenting at the ECCU conference in December.
  • APL, 2015: SLICC was invited to propose a presentation and a pre-conference workshop at EMS Today in February.
  • MAR, 2015: Happy Eighth Birthday, SLICC.
  • FEB, 2015: SLICC succcessfully tests a device that, when placed between the rescuer's hands and a victim's chest will provide audible and tactile feedback when removing almost all the force at the top of the "full recoil" stroke.
  • JAN, 2015: SLICC developed an improved version of its Force Meter. This new device permits the measurement of the force a person can apply to a victim's chest, and thus the percentage of the adult population that the test subject can perform guideline-compliant chest compressions upon. It also permits the measurement of wether the test subject is leaning, i.e., leaving too much force on the victim's chest at the top of the "full recoil" stroke. Finally, it measures the compression rate for every compression.
  • DEC, 2014: SLICC trained the volunteers at the Mighty 8th Museum.
  • NOV, 2014: SLICC presented results of leaning study at the AHA Resusscitation Science Symposium.
  • OCT, 2014: SLICC volunteer named Purpose Prize Fellow.
  • SEP, 2014: AHA selects SLICC's leaning research for presentation at the 2014 Resuscitation Science Symposium.
  • AUG, 2014: SLICC submits abstract of its leaning study results to the AHA.
  • MAR, 2014: SLICC Begins studying 'leaning' - the pressence of excessive sternal force at the top of the recoil during chest compressions.
  • JAN, 2014: SLICC participates in Health Fair, signs up more than twenty for CPR / Stroke / AED classes.
  • JAN, 2014: SLICC produces and releases new Introduction and Adult CPR modules for the Class Video.
  • DEC, 2013: SLICC designs and builds machine to measure and record compression capacity.
  • NOV, 2013: SLICC's presentation at AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium well received.
  • Oct, 2013: SLICC launches study of CPR Capacity Gap.
  • Sep, 2013: SLICC makes the case for pedal (with the foot) chest compressions.
  • Sep, 2013: SLICC invited to make presentation at AHA's Resuscitation Science Symposium Nov 16th & 17th - second year in a row.
  • Jul, 2013: SLICC releases Annual Report for the 12 months ending March 31, 2013.
  • Jul, 2013: SLICC invited to submit abstract of current research to AHA.
  • Jun, 2013: SLICC conducts refresher training for local PEO chapter.
  • May, 2013: SLICC completes Phase one of the SavannahCPR program - 1000 citizens were trained and given kits with which to train others. Phase 2 continues.
  • Apl, 2013: SLICC comletes successful sessions at the Savannah Civic Center - more than 200 trained.
  • Mar, 2013: Phase 2 of Savannah CPR begins. (Phase 2 is the program where the people we trained train others.)
  • Feb, 2013: Savannah Mayor launches SavannahCPR program, SLICC is executing
  • Jan, 2013: Savannah wins 1,000 AHA kits to train 6,000 citizens in Cites of Service grant. SLICC participated in Mayor Jackson's preparation of the grant application and will serve as program manager for the city.
  • Dec, 2012: SLICC partners with Savannah Mayor's Office on project. Details to follow in January.
  • Nov, 2012: SLICC Presents Pedal CPR at Resuscitation Science Symposium. Well Received.
  • Oct, 2012: AHA approves SLICC's abstract re: pedal CPR; SLICC to present at AHA's Resuscitation Science Symposium.
  • Sep, 2012: SLICC receives Home Town Hero award from WTOC, Savannah. (Large file - expect 15-60 seconds delay, depending upon your download speed.)
  • Aug, 2012: SLICC begins formal research on "Heel CPR"
  • Jul, 2012: SLICC decides to recommend the AHA Be the Beat CPR in the schools program, so long as it is offered without charge. SLICC will still ofer its CPR in the Schools product for local schools who do not have internet access. (The AHA program is delivered over the Internet.)
  • Jun, 2012: SLICC challenges groups to use its automated train-the-trainer resource to begin teaching CPR - AED - Heimlich - Stroke Recognition within organizations in which they participate.
  • May, 2012: SLICC places personal AED's in 27 ressidences, helps start two PAD's.
  • Mar, 2012: SLICC negotiates group purchase arrangement for personal home / travel AED.
  • Nov thru March: (Corrupted files - on list to reconstruct.)
  • Oct, 2011: SLICC rolls out automated "Train the Course Facilitator" web site for testing.
  • Sep, 2011: SLICC trains grades 9-12 at Benedictine Military School.
  • Aug, 2011: SLICC trains Veritas Academy faculty in facilitating SLICC's Bystander CPR Class.
  • Aug, 2011: SLICC trains Effingham County Public School faculty in facilitating SLICC's Bystander CPR Class.
  • Aug, 2011: SLICC partners with Citizen CPR, Inc of Lakeland, Florida.
  • May, 2011: SLICC holds classes at Ebeneezer Middle School, Effingham COunty, Georgia.
  • Apl, 2011: SLICC annual report published for year ending 3/31/11/
  • Mar, 2011: SLICC chosen for Pilot Program at Aliso Viejos Country Club.
  • Feb, 2011: SLICC Article in Shaping Savannah - Taking the mystery out of CPR.
  • Jan, 2011: Pepsi acknowledges problems with policing rules, and outlines steps being taken.
  • Jan, 2011: SLICC selected for grades 7 through 12 trainining in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
  • Dec, 2010: SLICC driving for $50,000 Pepsi grant; makes it into top 100.
  • Nov, 2010: SLICC completes CPR training for 202 members of LWGA. With 265 members now trained, LWGA now has more trained members than any other amateur women's galf association.
  • Oct, 2010: SLICC driving for $250,000 Pepsi grant.
  • Oct, 2010: From the Savannah Morning News opinion page....
  • Oct, 2010: Bill Edwards - Bob Trenkamp interview on WTKS.
  • Sep, 2010: Savannah - Chatham County Public School System agrees to promote SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: Dr. Diane Weems, Director of Public Health for Chatham County, supports SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: Dr. Doug Skelton, Director of Public Health for the eight coastal counties, supports SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: St. Vincent's Catholic HS agrees to promote SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: Lt. Col Jose Aguilar, Garrison Commander at Hunter AAF, agrees to promote SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: St. Joseph's / Candler Healthcare System agrees to promote SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: Memorial University Medical Center agrees to promote SLICC's Pepsi Grant bid!
  • Sep, 2010: SLICC's grant application to Pepsi's Refresh Everything project was accepted. Voting will be in October.
  • Aug, 2010: SLICC to seek grant to fund expansion of successful Neighborhood CPR Training Center Program and to deploy public access defibrillators in Chatham COunty.
  • Aug, 2010: SLICC projects 180 trained in August without any large groups involved. (as of Aug 15th)
  • Jul, 2010: Sixteen people trained at St. James Neighborhood CPR Training Center on July 12th. Due to demand, August session restored.
  • Jun, 2010: SLICC featured in Coastal Senior's June issue
  • May, 2010: Special session for members of a sailing club: How do you perform CPR in a small boat?
  • May, 2010: Coverage in Savannah Morning News.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC trains more than 400 people in April - three times the monthly average of the previous year.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC holds session at Sun City Hilton Head's Hidden Cypress Fitness Center.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC The Neighborhood CPR Center at St. James trains 16 people in two sessions.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC Trains all Blessed Sacrement 7th & 8th grade students during the current school year.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC trains student body at St. Vincent's Academy, Savannah.
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC holds monthly session
  • Apr, 2010: SLICC begins its fourth year. Training last fiscal year was up 75% over previous year.
  • Mar, 2010: SLICC holds two sessions at Sun City Hilton Head's Hidden Cypress Fitness Center
  • Mar, 2010: SLICC trains 7th & 9th grade students at Notre Dame Academy
  • Mar, 2010: SLICC team trains 7th & 8th grade students in Valdosta and Brunswick.
  • Mar, 2010: SLICC Trains mothers' group at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.
  • Feb, 2010: St. James Church opens neighborhood CPR Training Center.
  • Feb, 2010: SLICC trains more than 120 St. James Catholic School 7th & 8th grade students.
  • Jan, 2010: J&L Glass has SLICC train their employees.
  • Jan, 2010: SLICC trains all 5th through 8th grade students at St. Michael School in Tybee Island, GA.
  • Jan, 2010: First classes held at Sun City Hilton Head Fitness Center. Attendance growing.
  • Jan, 2010: St. James Church signs on to become the first Neighborhood CPR center, training their parishoners and neighbors.
  • Jan, 2010: SLICC asked to train all 7th grade and up students in the Catholic Diocese of Savannah
  • Dec, 2009:Benedictine High School trains all the 2009 incoming Freshmen, plus the students who missed the Spring 2009 sessions.
  • Dec, 2009:The Sun City Hilton Head fitness centers train all their non-certificated employees.
  • Dec, 2009:Bradly Dixie Plywood trains their employees.
  • Dillard's Department Store - Savannah trains half their employees. You're safer in their store!
  • Child Support Services trains their non-certificated staff.
  • Blessed Sacrament School trains 7th graders.
  • Savannah Christian Preparatory School trains all 9th grade students.
  • Savannah Morning News again offers training to their employees
  • Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church trains their staff.
  • SLICC trains shoppers at the Savannah Mall for National CPR Week, June 2009
  • SLICC trains attendees at EPACT at Savannah Technical College
  • Savannah Christian Preparatory School makes SLICC training part of 9th grade curriculum.
  • Savannah-Chatham Public School System embeds SLICC's program into 8th grade curriculum.
  • The Metropolitan Planning Commission trains essentially all their staff
  • The Savannah Bike Club gets trained at Tubby's Tank House in Thunderbolt.
  • Benedictine H.S. Becomes first high school to become totally trained.
  • LWGA Embraces SLICC's Two-to-Tee program.
  • Mass Training Event November 1, 2008 (November is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month)
  • Savannah Adult Baseball League
    •   July 23, 2008 SABL endorses SLICC.
  • National CPR Week

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