PulsePoint enables subscribers who are CPR trained to be alerted on their Smart Phone to a cardiac arrest in public location the same time emergency responders are notified. The free PulsePoint app can be found in the Apple App store, or in Android Apps on Google Play. Go to https://web.pulsepoint.org/ and select “CRESA.”
PulsePoint will give the citizen responder mapping directions, notify them of any automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in/at the area and provide the radio traffic of the emergency responders.
Early CPR is the key if the victim is to survive. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart, brain and other vital organs no longer receive oxygen. Researchers have found that without early CPR within the first 3 to 5 minutes, victims’ chances of survival are dramatically reduced. You only need to be willing to do “Hands-Only” CPR. According to the American Heart Association, Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR in the first minutes of cardiac arrest.
Subscribers can also view active fire and emergency medical incidents and monitor emergency radio traffic.
Businesses, schools and other public sites with an AED are asked to visit the CRESA website to see if their AED is listed in the PulsePoint database. To register your AED go to: http://www.cresa911.org/
Play a key role in cardiac arrest victim’s survival – Learn CPR and become a PulsePoint subscriber today!