February is American Heart Month. Join The Cardiology Center, Omar Carter Foundation, Beaver College of Health Sciences, and other partners as we work together to educate the High Country on bystander CPR and AED training and awareness.
In addition to the events below, every Beaver College of Health Sciences faculty member will spend 30 minutes in each class teaching chest compressions and AED use.
Healthy Heart Collaborative Schedule
February 4: Athletics Presentation to Coaches and Student Athletes
- 12:00 – 1:30 pm- Presentation and hands on training with App State Coaches
- 7:30 – 8:30 pm- Presentation and hands on training with App State Student Athletes
February 20: Alpha Phi Healthy Heart CPR/AED training event
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Plemmons Student Union (room TBD)
For the ASU Greek Community. This event will focus on training members of the App State Greek community in bystander CPR and AED training. Omar will share his story and then Alpha Phi members will oversee the training of Greek peers.
February 21: WATA Radio with David Jackson
- 10:00-10:30 am on WATA (AM1450/96.5FM)
For public listening. Omar and Dr. Denier of The Cardiology Center will discuss the importance of cardiac health, CPR and AED training and the overall mission of the Healthy Heart Collaborative.
February 21: Boone Chamber Gathering
- Noon- 1:30 pm at the Watauga Medical Center Auditorium
For members of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. During this drop-in reception the community collaborative will present on how to train and educate local businesses in CPR and AED training. Lunch provided.
February 22: Watauga High School Event
For WHS students and staff. Students will hear Omar Carter’s story and Dr. Denier will explain the importance of cardiac health. Students will also learn the steps of bystander CPR.
February 22: ASU Beaver College of Health Sciences Seminar
- 11:30 am – 12:30 pm lecture/Q&A at Leon Levine Lecture Hall
- 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm hands-on CPR and AED training in Leon Levine Hall Lobby
Students and faculty will hear Omar Carter’s story and Dr. Denier will explain the importance of cardiac health. Students will also learn the steps of bystander CPR. There will be a presentation and Q&A about Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and hands-on training to follow.
AppState Basketball Game