CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – A proclamation was read by Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud which says the city will become a cardiac ready community.
Carlsrud recognized the designation during a regular city commission meeting on May 16th. Alana Wendel and Melissa Miller were present for the recognition in the city commission chambers.
Alana Wendel said, “The cardiac ready community is a North Dakota Department of Health designation for our community. This program is designed to promote survival from a cardiac event. The goal is to have a community prepared to respond and assist if an individual has a cardiac event.”
She added, “Our community will work towards meeting the criteria set by the state to achieve a cardiac ready community. The criteria support the chain of survival, such as CPR instruction, public access to AEDs, hypertension screenings, and resuscitation protocols for dispatch, ambulance and the hospital.”
Wendel talked about the focus and effort it will take to have a cardiac ready community in Valley City with Steve Urness on his Voice of the Valley Show on May 19th.
For more information about helping Valley City become a Cardiac Ready Community contact Alana Wendel or Melissa Miller.
If someone has had a cardiac arrest, each minute that passes without CPR, the chance of survival decreases by 7-10%, so our WHOLE COMMUNITY knowing what to do is very important for survival.