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City of Los Angeles soon to be PulsePoint Connected

PulsePoint Respond App

Activating Bystander Response

You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency—that’s a number we can increase together.

When that emergency call comes in your team will be ready. But what if someone was already at the scene, applying lifesaving CPR and defibrillation until the EMS team arrived? With PulsePoint, your dispatch system immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby SCA event through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and lets them know the location of the closest AED.

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PulsePoint AED APP

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When CPR-trained bystanders receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, it tells them not only where an SCA event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest 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 context of its environment.

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Bugs/Fixes/Workarounds
  • July 17, 2014

    Error: Unable to connect to PulsePoint Server

    Update (8/10/2014) We found a workaround for this issue and pushed a patched version (1.0.9) to Google Play. Installation of this version should eliminate the condition preventing connection to our servers on 2.3.x and lower devices. If you are still unable to connect please let us know at developer@pulsepoint.org — On Saturday, July 16, 2014 the

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  • June 21, 2014

    PulsePoint AED (v1.1) is available in the store today

    Among several usability improvements you’ll also find: Landmark icons (such as restaurants, gas stations, etc.) are now suppressed in the map display to provide greater visibility of AED icons A new “spotlight” map mask to indicate the area searched for the currently displayed AEDs AED photos now support rotation Plus, so much more in the

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  • March 7, 2014

    In-app changes coming to Los Angeles County Fire Department on Monday

    On Monday morning, March 10, 2014, the PulsePoint foundation will divide Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) incidents across 9 distinct divisions within the app (fig. 1). These 9 divisions will include their respective 22 battalions following the internal operational hierarchy of the department (fig. 2). This change is being implemented at the request of

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  • November 23, 2013

    Bug Report: App forgets agency and notification settings (v3.1.1)

    A bug in PulsePoint v3.1.1 for iOS can cause the app to appear to lose its agency and notification settings. If you experience this condition the steps below should explain and resolve it. The app incorrectly displays the You aren’t following any agencies yet screen (fig. 1) when loss of network connectivity occurs. Once the

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  • November 23, 2013

    Bug Report: App hangs at splash screen (v3.1.1)

    A bug in PulsePoint v3.1.1 for iOS can cause the app to freeze at the splash screen (fig. 1). If you experience this condition the steps below should resolve it. Go to Settings | Notification Center Notifications for PulsePoint will appear under the heading DO NOT INCLUDE (fig. 2). Select PulsePoint. Make sure the ALERT

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Event
  • October 3, 2014

    Long Beach Fire Department Announces Adoption of PulsePoint App

    Invites Residents to Citywide Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014 LONG BEACH, Calif., October 3, 2014 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Long Beach Fire Department, the PulsePoint Foundation and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach are making the PulsePoint app available to individuals in the City of Long Beach today.

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  • August 8, 2014

    Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby introduces PulsePoint to the community

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  • August 6, 2014

    LA County Fire Dept. cardiac arrest app to ‘crowd-source good Samaritans’

    Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a cellphone app that will notify CPR-trained good Samaritans when someone in a public place nearby is having a cardiac arrest. The app, called PulsePoint, sends Fire Department alerts out to mobile phone users

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  • August 6, 2014

    PulsePoint App Now Available to Los Angeles County

    Mobile app empowers CPR-trained users and off-duty professionals to provide help immediately after cardiac arrest Contact: Captain Tom Richards C: (213) 247-8524 O: (323) 881-2472 LOS ANGELES – August 6, 2014 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, The PulsePoint Foundation and The Wireless Foundation are making the PulsePoint

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  • August 5, 2014

    Los Angeles County Launches Pulsepoint CPR “Citizen Responder” Mobile App

    Press Conference August 6, 2014, 10 A.M. Home Depot, 3363 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood   Contact: Contact: Contact: Fire Inspector Rick Flores Amy Storey Shannon Smith Los Angeles County Fire Department The Wireless Foundation PulsePoint Foundation 213-200-1829 202-736-3207 616-724-4256 rflores@fire.lacounty.gov astorey@ctia.org ssmith@smithmediarelations.com   WHAT: Los Angeles County is launching PulsePoint, a free mobile app that alerts

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News
  • October 3, 2014

    Long Beach Fire Department Announces Adoption of PulsePoint App

    Invites Residents to Citywide Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014 LONG BEACH, Calif., October 3, 2014 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Long Beach Fire Department, the PulsePoint Foundation and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach are making the PulsePoint app available to individuals in the City of Long Beach today.

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  • September 6, 2014

    Where is there PulsePoint coverage?

    Currently the easiest way to view a list of PulsePoint-connected agencies is to check within the app. Android Devices Tap the Settings Tab and browse the list of agencies. Apple Devices Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner and select Agencies from the menu. You can browse the list of agencies or search

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  • September 6, 2014

    How do I help bring PulsePoint to my community?

    PulsePoint is typically marketed to Fire and EMS agencies. If you are with a public safety agency we are well equipped to lead you through the process. We have partnered with Physio-Control to discuss and implement PulsePoint throughout the United States and around the world. You can reach out to your local rep or give

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  • September 5, 2014

    El Camino Hospitals’ Chris Ernst To Join PulsePoint Board

    PLEASANTON, CA, September 5, 2014 – The PulsePoint Foundation today announced that Chris Ernst, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications at El Camino Hospital, has been appointed to its board, effective August 28, 2014. “Having championed the initial expansion of PulsePoint into San Jose, Chris has been actively involved with our foundation almost from its

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  • August 30, 2014

    PulsePoint app helps save life of cardiac-arrest victim

    Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Brawner and Drew Basse on how the PulsePoint app helped save Drew’s life. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Trouble viewing video?

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Press Release
  • October 3, 2014

    Long Beach Fire Department Announces Adoption of PulsePoint App

    Invites Residents to Citywide Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014 LONG BEACH, Calif., October 3, 2014 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Long Beach Fire Department, the PulsePoint Foundation and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach are making the PulsePoint app available to individuals in the City of Long Beach today.

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  • September 5, 2014

    El Camino Hospitals’ Chris Ernst To Join PulsePoint Board

    PLEASANTON, CA, September 5, 2014 – The PulsePoint Foundation today announced that Chris Ernst, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications at El Camino Hospital, has been appointed to its board, effective August 28, 2014. “Having championed the initial expansion of PulsePoint into San Jose, Chris has been actively involved with our foundation almost from its

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  • August 6, 2014

    PulsePoint App Now Available to Los Angeles County

    Mobile app empowers CPR-trained users and off-duty professionals to provide help immediately after cardiac arrest Contact: Captain Tom Richards C: (213) 247-8524 O: (323) 881-2472 LOS ANGELES – August 6, 2014 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, The PulsePoint Foundation and The Wireless Foundation are making the PulsePoint

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  • August 5, 2014

    Los Angeles County Launches Pulsepoint CPR “Citizen Responder” Mobile App

    Press Conference August 6, 2014, 10 A.M. Home Depot, 3363 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood   Contact: Contact: Contact: Fire Inspector Rick Flores Amy Storey Shannon Smith Los Angeles County Fire Department The Wireless Foundation PulsePoint Foundation 213-200-1829 202-736-3207 616-724-4256 rflores@fire.lacounty.gov astorey@ctia.org ssmith@smithmediarelations.com   WHAT: Los Angeles County is launching PulsePoint, a free mobile app that alerts

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  • July 28, 2014

    San Diego County, City, Fire Partners Activate Life-saving CPR App

    Technology Helps Citizens Become Heroes NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 Contacts: County: Michele Clock 619-531-4506 City: Lee Swanson 619-533-3780 Every minute a victim of sudden cardiac arrest waits for CPR, their chance of survival drops by up to 10 percent. After four to six minutes, brain damage begins to occur. After 10

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Review
  • August 24, 2014

    Life Saving Crowdsourcing App Expands Reach To Stop Cardiac Arrests

    Off-duty firefighter Scott Brawner was working out in a suburban Portland gym this spring, listening to Pandora, when suddenly the music stopped. An app on his phone warned him that someone nearby needed CPR. Brawner reportedly raced around the gym, trying to find the victim before heading to the parking lot, where he saw a

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  • June 21, 2014

    PulsePoint Named a Top Heart Disease App of the Year

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can be a life-saving tool if someone nearby goes into cardiac arrest. PulsePoint is a one-of-a-kind app that matches those in need with those who can help instantly. Location-based services allow users who are trained in CPR provide assistance to someone experiencing a cardiac event. If you’re signed up as a provider,

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  • February 16, 2014

    Apps That Could Save Your Life

    Technology is making it easy for strangers to save the day or even for you to keep the kiddos from catching the crud. You’re already carrying a medical device and it’s a smartphone full of life-saving apps. First, turning everyday citizens into superheroes, the PulsePoint App notifies CPR Certified users if someone nearby, is having

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  • January 25, 2014

    PulsePoint App Helps EMS Save Cardiac Arrest Lives

    This week on the show, I thought I would review the PulsePoint app from the PulsePoint Foundation at PulsePoint.org. I’ve interviewed Richard Price from PulsePoint a few times on the MedicCast and featured him last year as an EMS 10 Innovator on the MedicCast TV weekly commentary but I’ve never actually reviewed the app itself.

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  • October 8, 2013

    The GovLab Living Labs: Experiments in Smarter Governance

    Improving people’s lives by changing how we govern. Current societal problems demand radical innovation in how we govern. Policy makers around the world are facing increasingly complex and interconnected societal challenges: How can we provide health care for everyone at lower cost; reduce poverty and economic inequality; reduce and prevent obesity; redesign urban environments; fight

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Video
  • August 30, 2014

    PulsePoint app helps save life of cardiac-arrest victim

    Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Brawner and Drew Basse on how the PulsePoint app helped save Drew’s life. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Trouble viewing video?

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  • August 23, 2014

    Collier County Sheriff’s Office looks to integrate CPR app with 911 system

    COLLIER COUNTY, FL – Thanks to a communication technology upgrade at the sheriff’s office, Collier County residents can soon find out where victims are in need of CPR almost as soon as someone calls 911. The city plans to integrate a mobile app called Pulse Point into its computer-aided dispatch system as part of a

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  • August 20, 2014

    Court bailiff saves a life with CPR

    CLEVELAND — Donald Austin of Cleveland owes his life to strangers. Strangers who had a basic skill that was needed at a critical time. On July 29th, Austin took a friend to traffic court. While waiting on his friend, Austin collapsed from a massive heart attack. Deputy Bailiff Stephen Gaines was just feet away when

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  • August 8, 2014

    Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby introduces PulsePoint to the community

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  • July 30, 2014

    San Diego City/County Launch Coverage

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Implementation

PulsePoint professional services.

Seamless integration. Expert support.

The lifesaving potential of PulsePoint is only available in communities where it has been implemented by the local fire or EMS agency through PulsePoint Professional Services.

The PulsePoint Foundation has partnered with Physio-Control to deliver implementation services. In partnership with PulsePoint, their experience with EMS systems nationwide provides unrivaled insight into the most effective ways to effectively integrate PulsePoint, get the word out to the community, and provide the support you need—through your program launch and beyond.

For more than 50 years, Physio-Control has had an unrivaled commitment to quality. And every product and service they deliver is based on a singular vision: a society in which no person dies suddenly as a result of an acute, treatable medical event. Our worldwide partnership with Physio-Control brings together not only the expertise of two groundbreaking medical technology companies, but also a shared passion for helping public agencies improve emergency response and save more lives.

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Project Management. PulsePoint Professional Services include timely, cost-effective project management, helping ensure a smooth integration and freeing up your internal resources for other critical tasks.

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CAD Integration. Integrating PulsePoint with your agency’s CAD system allows notifications of SCA events to be sent to citizens through PulsePoint Respond—simultaneous with professional response.

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AED Support. One of the most powerful features of PulsePoint Respond is its ability to notify bystanders of the nearest AED location.

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Community Outreach. Once PulsePoint is a part of your community, PulsePoint Professional Services provide a robust set of marketing and public relations tools.

Workday

Product Design & Development

Workday engineers volunteer considerable time and technical expertise to design, develop, and support the PulsePoint applications and infrastructure. Our users, and those they assist, greatly benefit from the extraordinary contributions of this talented team. Our foundation is truly grateful for their years of commitment and support. If you know or meet a Workday employee please let them know that their essential role in PulsePoint engineering has not gone unnoticed.

The Workday Foundation also provides monetary donations to support the operational expenses of the PulsePoint Foundation.