The City of Minot is trying to become a Cardiac ready community.
When a person experiences a cardiac event survival depends on who is around.
Knowing how to perform CPR is huge and can increase survival rates from 0 to 50 percent.
The cardiac ready designation prepares community members to aid anyone experiencing a heart-related emergency.
“You have to have pretty much the whole community CPR trained, hands-only CPR trained they have to know the signs of somebody in cardiac arrest there’s also little pieces to put in about hypertension screening and treatment,” said cardiac coordinator Erica Erck.
Currently, there are only less than 10 in North Dakota known to be cardiac ready.
For those wanting to get involved a meeting will be held on March 26th at the Trinity health education center. There will be two meetings one at noon and one at 6 p.m.
Education center, Health Center-Riverside, 1900 8th Avenue SE