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