Cardiac Ready Campus
The University of North Dakota has been designated by the North Dakota Department of Health as the state's first “Cardiac Ready Campus."
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 Department is 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 other college campus in North Dakota has earned the designation, making UND’s effort and designation the first of its kind.
Partners in this effort include the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, UND's College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, UND Work Well, and Altru Health System.