Carrington College Attempting to Break Blood Pressure Check World Record; Tucson Campus Offers Free Blood Pressure Tests May 21

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WHAT: In observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Carrington College’s 18 campuses nationwide are attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the most blood pressure tests given on a single day.

Carrington College’s Tucson Campus encourages members of the community to come get their blood pressure taken for free by Medical Assisting program students. No appointments necessary.

To break the Guinness World Record, Carrington students will have to take more than 8,767 blood pressures nationwide in an eight-hour period. This current record was set by the Society of Students of Pharmacy in cooperation with the Scientific Circle of Young Doctors and Nursing Students in Poland in 2012. Carrington has set a goal to provide 8,888 blood pressure tests within eight hours.

WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2015
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Carrington College Tucson Campus
201 North Bonita Avenue #101
Tucson, AZ 85745

COST: Free

WHY: The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that more than 78 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, but because it is symptom-free, half don’t even know it.

Knowledge is power. The goal of Carrington’s Guinness World Record attempt is to increase our local communities’ knowledge about their blood pressure and educate them about health risks associated of both prehypertension and hypertension.

About Carrington College:
Carrington College offers a diverse range of programs that lead to a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science degree. As the starting point for healthcare careers, the college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. More than 90,000 certificates and degrees have been earned by career-ready professionals at Carrington College to date. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.

Additionally, many of the programs at the college are accredited by specialized accrediting bodies, which focus on specific occupational fields. Programmatic accreditation varies by campus; please check the website or catalog for accreditation information. The college provides employment-focused, outcome-based, postsecondary education and training.

Carrington College is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. For more information about Carrington College, visit http://carrington.edu/.

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