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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone at any time. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of SCA by alerting app users that someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
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How it Works
- The PulsePoint mobile app alerts CPR-trained bystanders to someone nearby experiencing SCA that may require CPR.
- The app is activated by the local public safety communications center simultaneous with the dispatch of local fire and EMS resources.
- The purpose of the app is to increase the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims by:
- Reducing collapse-to-CPR times by increasing citizen awareness of cardiac events beyond a traditional “witnessed” area.
- Reducing collapse-to-defibrillation times by increasing awareness of public access defibrillator (AED) locations through real-time mapping of nearby devices.
- The app is only activated if the event is occurring in a public place (the app is not activated for residential addresses).
- In addition to the life-saving CPR/AED functionality, the app provides a virtual window into fire and EMS activity in the community, offering a unique opportunity for civic engagement and transparency.
- Since the app requires a connection to the local public safety communications center, it is only available where adopted and implemented by the local Fire/EMS agency.
- Development and support for the application is provided by the PulsePoint Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to guide, enhance and expand the reach of the app.