Harrogate, Tennessee, January 30, 2018 – Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LMU-DCOM) American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center and students from the Walk With a Doc program are teaming up to host a Go Red Day at LMU-DCOM on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event, which supports women’s heart health will include a community walk, survivor stories and a CPR training course.
“Heart disease is the number one killer of women,” said Dr. Sherry Jimenez, associate dean of assessment and interprofessional education. “In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men, and because of this there is a lack of awareness of heart disease among women. The Go Red for Women movement hopes to raise awareness of the risk so that steps can be taken to prevent heart disease in women.”
The community is invited to attend Walk With a Doc, a community walk beginning at 10 a.m. in the LMU-DCOM parking lot. Following the walk at 11:15 a.m., participants are invited to a reception where they will hear heart disease survivor stories and are invited to bring photos of their loved ones to post on an honor wall. Making a special appearance between 11 a.m. and noon will be Wings Air Rescue, an air medical transport provider for western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
LMU-DCOM’s AHA Training Center is hosting a CPR training course from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 12 and up. The cost to attend the training course and become certified in CPR is $40. All proceeds go to support the Go Red for Women campaign.
“Most cardiac arrests occur at home, and when someone is able to give CPR immediately on the scene it can double or triple the chance of survival for the victim,” said Johnathan Greene, LMU-DCOM’s AHA Training Center Coordinator. “Rural communities often face longer wait times for emergency services to respond, and people may live a good distance from the nearest hospital. That is why it is so important for people living in a rural community to get CPR training.”
For more information or to register to attend the CPR training course contact 423.869.6081 or email Melinda.Turner@LMUnet.edu.
LMU-DCOM’s AHA Training Center offers a wide range of courses and certifications for today’s health care providers and residents of east Tennessee, western Virginia and southern Kentucky. Using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and multi-disciplined instructors, LMU-DCOM provides the most up-to-date medical education and certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. LMU-DCOM’s AHA Training Center will also come to facilities and conduct courses on site in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia upon request.
The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800.325.0900, ext. 7082, e-mail dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.