Jamestown Committee Addressing Areas of Need for Cardiac Ready Community


JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A committee working to bring Cardiac Ready designation to Jamestown will need to address a few areas of need.

The community-lead initiative will eventually prepare the entire community to be ready to aid anyone in need of assistance in the event of a heart-related emergency.

Jenny Iverson, Paramedic and American Heart Association (AHA) Coordinator, is currently leading the committee. She informed them during a recent meeting that there were some areas they needed to address before obtaining the cardiac ready status.

Iverson says the American Heart Association has a great national campaign, but Jamestown needs a campaign that is hyper focused to the area.

Other areas the committee needs to complete include Community BLood Pressure Control Programs, Public Access AED Locations, Public CPR Training and Community Data Collection Sharing.

The committee will begin raising money to purchase AEDs for the Jamestown Police Department, a move they hope will bring even more accessibility to the community in the case of a heart attack.

The Cardiac Ready Communities project is a partnership of the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Emergency Medical Systems and the American Heart Association through the North Dakota Cardiac System of Care. The program is designed to promote survival from a cardiac event that occurs outside of the hospital setting.

The committee hopes to achieve all the areas of need by May, when they will then apply for the designation. Click here to learn more about the designation in Jamestown.

For more information on the committee or the Cardiac Ready Designation for Jamestown, contact Jenny Iverson at 701-251-2273 or email jiverson@ringdahlems.com.

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