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Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during emergencies.
The Pacific Northwest is one of those areas that is blessed with more trained responders than just about any other place in the country, only second to Rochester, Minnesota. We have thousands of trained CPR/AED responders in our neighborhoods and workplaces, and most, if not all, are ready, willing and able to render aid.
Surviving a cardiac event requires fast response, but often times that response comes too late. An event could be in progress next door, across the hall at work, or in the grocery store and as a trained responder you wouldn’t know.
PulsePoint Respond is the app that alerts citizen responders who know CPR to local emergencies near them and also to the location of the nearest AED.
When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located. PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so that emergency responders, such as nearby citizens trained in CPR and off-duty professionals such as firefighters, police officers and nurses, can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.
You and PulsePoint AED can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AED locations wherever you see one. Describe the location, snap a picture, and the information is stored for local authorities to verify. After that, the AED location data is made available to anyone using PulsePoint Respond (also available for free in the App Store). PulsePoint Respond is the app that alerts citizen responders who know CPR to local emergencies near them and also to the location of the nearest AED.
The AEDs that you locate and report using PulsePoint AED are also made available to local dispatchers in the emergency communication center, allowing them to direct callers to the nearby life-saving devices.
PulsePoint AED also logs the identity (Facebook or Twitter account) of users adding devices to ensure accountability and to facilitate AED contest scoring.
There’s power in your community—bystanders ready to help save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). But how can you seize that potential and activate your citizens to change patient outcomes? The answer is PulsePoint.
PulsePoint is not in service with any Pacific Northwest Agency at this time
The PulsePoint Respond app
PulsePoint Respond is an enterprise-class, software-as-a-service (SaaS) pre-arrival solution designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship. Where adopted, PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can now be notified if 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 trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
How it can help
SCA can happen to anyone, at any time, but PulsePoint Respond empowers CPR-trained citizens to help improve patient outcomes and save lives by reducing collapse-to-CPR and collapse-to-deﬁbrillation times. And when citizens are more aware of and engaged with the health of their community, they become better partners with your team—and a critical part of your response efforts.
How do I deploy the app in my community?
The first step is to build consensus for the app in your community. Determine who should be involved in such a decision and assemble them to discuss the matter and ask questions. Typical attendance might include representatives from Fire, EMS, Communications, Information Technology, Public Information/Outreach, Leadership/Elected Officials, Labor, and affiliated non-governmental organizations such as the local heart association chapter, hospital board/foundation, etc., in addition to interested members of the community. You should also contact your Computer-aided Dispatch vendor at this point to begin discussing the interface requirements and any associated costs. If the vendor has already installed the interface in other accounts this should be a straightforward request. If they haven’t, contact our implementation partner, Physio-Control, and they will provide assistance in getting them the support they need to get up and running on the service.
The application also requires data on all publicly accessible AEDs in your jurisdiction. If this information is dated or incomplete, now is the time to consider fully re-validating these records. PulsePoint provides a powerful, easy-to-use visual registry to accurately place each AED at its precise location.
Once your organization has made the decision to move forward, contact Physio-Control for complete assistance along the path to a successful implementation.
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