The Manhattan Chapter under the guidance of Dr. Nicholas (Niko) Skipitaris, is undertaking a number of volunteer projects, including completing AED needs surveys in community apartment buildings. Members not only place AEDs where needed, but they train people to use them. Other outreach efforts include setting up banners on busy city streets, identifying blocks that the members have touched as "heart healthy."
Dr. Skipitaris is currently working with staff of Cedars Mt. Sinai hospital to place SCAA brochures, fact sheets, and risk assessments in all patient discharge packets. He is also eager to develop SCA-focused coursework for future SCAA continuing medical education events.
Dr. Niko Skipitaris