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PulsePoint App

Post Date:04/02/2018 4:04 PM

CPR Trained? Download the PulsePoint App to Save Lives

PulsePoint app

Information courtesy of PulsePoint:

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 424,000 deaths each year - more than 1,000 deaths per day. The American Heart Association estimates that effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. However, less than half of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR or the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator).

If you are CPR and/or AED trained you can be notified if someone in a public area near you is having a cardiac emergency by downloading the PulsePoint app. The app alerts trained citizens and off-duty professionals who are nearby simultaneous with the dispatch of our local paramedics and firefighters. The app also directs citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Unified Fire Authority would like trained residents in Eagle Mountain who are comfortable responding in an emergency to use this app. You can learn more about PulsePoint at www.pulsepoint.org

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