PulsePoint immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby sudden cardiac arrest event, and the location of the closest AED.
What is PulsePoint?
When CPR-trained bystanders receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, it tells them not only where a sudden cardiac arrest event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest automatic external defibrillator (AED.) But often, data on AED locations can be missing, inaccurate, or simply not detailed enough to make the devices easy to find in an emergency. That's where the PulsePoint AED app comes in.
With the free PulsePoint AED app, citizens can help even before a life is in danger, by easily identifying public access AEDs throughout your community. Users place the AED location on a map, add business and descriptor information and submit photos of the AED in the context of its environment.
PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
App users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can 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 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).
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 your 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 the dispatchers in the Sheriff's Office Communication Center, allowing them to direct callers to the nearby life-saving devices.
Find Out More
You can visit PulsePoint to find out more about PulsePoint Respond and the PulsePoint AED apps and programs.