New "PulsePoint" CPR smart phone app can help you save a life
"PulsePoint" is a free smart phone app that alerts Clark County subscribers who are CPR trained to a cardiac arrest in a public location at the same time emergency responders are notified.
The "PulsePoint" CPR app can be found in the Apple App store, or in Android Apps on Google Play. To access the Web app on your desktop or laptop computer, go to http://webapp.pulsepoint.org/ and select “Clark County, Washington - CRESA" from the "Agency" dropdown menu at the top of the page.
"PulsePoint" gives citizen responders mapping directions, notifies them of any automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in at area and provides streaming audio of the emergency responders' radio traffic.
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 use the "PulsePoint" app to 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 Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency's (CRESA) website and make sure your AED is listed in the "PulsePoint" database.
Play a key role in cardiac arrest victim’s survival: Learn "Hand's Only" or regular CPR and become a "PulsePoint" CPR app subscriber today!