Routine screening tests can be one of the most important personal health strategies

portrait of a young male doctor checking a patient’s blood pressure

May 20, 2015

Michael Gossie

Carrington College attempts to break world record

In observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Carrington College’s 18 campuses nationwide are attempting to earn the Guinness World Record title for the mostgiven in an eight-hour period. On Thursday, May 21, Carrington College’s four Arizona campuses encourage members of the community to get their blood pressure taken by Medical Assisting program students. Testing will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and no appointments are necessary for this complimentary test.

Carrington College campuses are located at:

Carrington College Mesa Campus

1001 W. Southern Ave, Suite 130

Mesa, AZ 85210


Carrington College Phoenix North Campus

8503 N. 27th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85051


Carrington College Phoenix West Campus

2701 W. Bethany Home Road

Phoenix, AZ 85017

Carrington College Tucson Campus

201 N. Bonita Ave., Suite 101

Tucson, AZ 85745


To break the current Guinness World Record, Carrington students will have to take more than 26,449 blood pressures nationwide in an eight-hour period.

“The American Heart Association 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,” said Dr. Danika Bowen, Carrington College provost/vice president of academic affairs and accreditation liaison officer. “Knowledge is power. The goal of Carrington’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt is to increase our local communities’ knowledge about their blood pressure and educate them about health risks associated with both prehypertension and hypertension.”


Medical Assisting students will be on hand providing blood pressure checks to all members of the community. And Carrington College staff will be available to provide information on the risks of developing high blood pressure, its associated dangers and methods to combat high blood pressure.