PulsePoint Respond is an innovative location-aware mobile phone application that empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Pasco County communities can now use the app to receive alerts for CPR-trained citizens to take action during major cardiac emergencies where the potential need for bystander CPR is high.
Sudden cardiac arrest 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. If you know CPR all you do is download the free app, complete the quick setup, and be willing to help during an emergency.
PROXIMITY TO A VICTIM
For extremely time sensitive emergencies like cardiac arrest, notifying “CPR trained first-first responders” that are in the immediate vicinity of an event, simultaneously with Pasco County Fire Rescue EMS response, offers the potential to improve outcomes. By expanding situational awareness beyond the purview of a traditional witnessed arrest radius, the opportunity to instantly draw skilled individuals, including off-duty health care professionals, grows, enabling critical life sustaining BLS interventions to begin sooner and more often.
With PulsePoint AED you can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AEDs in our community. 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.