Cardiac Ready Campus
The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, in partnership with the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, UND Work Well, and Altru Health System, is working to make UND a “Cardiac Ready Campus" (CRC).
Consider these figures:
national survival rate of cardiac events in the U.S.
annual deaths in North Dakota attributed to cardiovascular disease
of adults in North Dakota have high blood pressure (hypertension)
A heart attack occurs in the U.S. every 40 seconds.
As part of its Cardiac Ready Community Project, the North Dakota Health Departmentis encouraging North Dakota’s colleges and universities to bolster their cardiac event readiness and heart disease awareness programs. This project includes educating faculty, staff, and students on the risk of heart disease, screening them for conditions such as hypertension, and training them in both CPR and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) devices.
The CRC campaign will focus on four distinct aspects of cardiac health and readiness: stroke, hypertension, heart attack, and CPR/AED training. To date, no college campus in North Dakota has earned the designation, making UND’s effort the first of its kind.