04. December 2017
Listen in as host Bob Wooddy and CarePoint founder Randy Boone discuss Sudden Cardiac Arrest and how CarePoint Resources is working to increase the chances of survival in the region.
25. November 2016
Every 90 seconds another US citizen collapses suddenly from a disorganized heart rhythm. Such an occurrence is termed Sudden Cardiac Arrest and can be caused by a multitude of conditions. Sadly, due to lack of training and available equipment, the survival rate for these victims is 8 to 9 percent. Amazingly, however, the chances of survival for a friend or loved one in cardiac arrest can be as high as 75 to 80 percent with the right response and the right tools.
03. November 2016
Emergencies happen, and even though we don't plan them, this doesn't mean we can't be prepared. Watch below as three bystanders take action when a shopper collapses from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
30. October 2016
Developed in 1991, the American Heart Association "Chain of Survival" is a series of interventions which, when implemented in a timely manner, can greatly increase the potential for survival of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Since it's inception, the "Chain of Survival" has gone through several iterations. Currently, there two main chains based on whether the arrest occurs outside the hospital or within. The most comprehensive version is the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Chain of Survival. The...
29. September 2016
Agonal breaths or respirations are, in essence, the body's last-ditch effort to deliver oxygen to the vital organs. When a victim of cardiac arrest's heart ceases to pump blood due to a disorganized rhythm, the breathing center in the brain begins to starve for oxygen rich blood. This is called "ischemia." In this state, the brain-stem initiates a reflexive type of "breathing" characterized by an infrequent, sudden, shallow gasp. This reflexive breathing pattern is made possible through the...
17. July 2016
Opelika, AL, July 17, 2016 – CarePoint Resources, a regional provider of American Heart Association (AHA) CPR and safety training, will travel to Xiamen, China the last week of July to provide on-site healthcare provider CPR certification for the staff of a new facility. GuoYu Health Management, a health maintenance company in Xiamen, China plans to open an 800 bed hospital to serve the local population. The GuoYu administration reached out to CarePoint once they made the decision to have...
29. February 2016
Access to lifesaving CPR and safety training in Pensacola just became a whole lot more convenient. CarePoint Resources, a provider of open-enrollment and on-site American Heart Association training, has partnered with newly formed Seacrest Fitness Company to offer monthly American Heart Association CPR classes in Pensacola. The new location is conveniently located near Pensacola Regional Airport and Sacred Heart Hospital at 6420 North 9th Avenue. "High-quality CPR training is something that...
21. February 2016
The reason your heart beats properly is due to a beautiful design and perfect timing. Imagine you could design a spark plug with a built in timer that emits an electrical spark at a set rate. Let's say this plug's timer is set for one second. So every second, this spark plug will emit a spark unless another plug nearby does so first. If a neighboring plug sparks first, the original spark plug will simply carry the electrical impulse to the next plug and restart it's own timer. We'll call the...
20. February 2016
Today’s AskCarePoint question comes from LC3. LC3 asks: “Hi all, Just a quick question. Is BLS certification the same thing as CPR certification? If so, where can I take BLS certification classes?”
12. February 2016
This episode of #askCarePoint, we discuss the question “What is CPR?” CPR stands for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation, and it’s a set of skills that can artificially restore oxygenated blood flow to someone whose heart has stopped beating properly. Once the need for CPR has been verified, the main components of the procedure are chest compressions, oxygenation and defibrillation. These components can be combined several ways depending on the condition of the victim, the ability of the...