Date: January 26 2023

Speak to: Jon Ebelt, Public Information and facts Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936, (406) 461-3757
                Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391, (406) 461-8367

Krista Glaus, RN, has been named a recipient of a College Wellness Mini-Grant Award from the Division of Public Wellness and Human Solutions (DPHHS). She has received $1,000, which will contribute to employees CPR and very first help education in the Whitehall College District.  

Glaus supplies nursing solutions to the Whitehall College District, exactly where she operates with students and their households to make sure students’ wellness and properly-becoming. She is amongst a choose quantity of college nurses awarded grants by the DPHHS College Wellness Plan for the 2022-2023 college year. More than the course of the college year, Glaus will use the funds to train college teachers, coaches, and other employees on how to recognize and respond to a cardiac emergency. 

Sara Howser-Burke, the DPHHS College Nurse Consultant for the Chronic Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion Bureau, stated Glaus deserves the gratitude of her neighborhood for taking on this initiative.

“School nurses currently have a lot on their plate, specially when there is only one particular particular person who is accountable for a massive quantity of students,” Howser-Burke stated. “These nurses recognize that their efforts can go a extended way to assist improve the security and top quality of life for each person students and the college neighborhood as a complete.”

There are more than 700 sudden cardiac arrests in Montana each and every year and fewer than one hundred survive. Nationwide, there are extra than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) annually and almost 90% of them are fatal. When a particular person has an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, survival depends on right away getting CPR from somebody nearby. Educated staff who can appropriately and immediately respond to a cardiac arrest just before emergency responders arrive can assist save a life.

The College Wellness Mini-Grant Plan was designed by the Chronic Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion Bureau to help schools in Montana in generating protected and healthier college environments, which incorporates implementing proof-primarily based, chronic illness management education and assistance policies. Funding is supplied by a grant from the U.S. Centers for Illness Handle and Prevention (CDC), as properly as state Master Settlement Agreement funding allocated to DPHHS. 

Plan application info can be identified on the net on the College Wellness Mini-Grant Plan web page. The plan is accessible to college nurses, Head Start out nurses, city-county public wellness nurses, certified asthma or diabetes educators, college counselors and college administrators.

For extra info about cardiac arrest in Montana and public wellness sources accessible to schools, please go to

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