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San Diego County looks back on their first year as a PulsePoint-connected community

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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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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  • August 25, 2015

    Thousands of San Diegans Register for Life-Saving Apps

    More than 35,000 San Diego County residents now receive alerts on their phones letting them know of a chance to potentially save someone’s life nearby. That’s how many people have downloaded and registered for the PulsePoint Respond app in the past year since it launched locally. The app, which is free, lets users trained in

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  • April 19, 2015

    New Plano Smartphone App to Help Heart Attack Victims

    The City of Plano will hold a press conference on Monday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM to kick off a new smartphone app designed to help save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). PulsePoint empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to SCA victims. People who are trained in CPR and are willing

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  • April 15, 2015

    “Find the AED Contest”: Residents Asked To Find Automated External Defibrillators (AED) For A Chance To Win Prizes

    CONTACT: County Fire – Stephanie Stuehler 408.335.8897 or stephanie.stuehler@sccfd.org Cupertino, CA – April 15, 2015 – Santa Clara County Fire Department in collaboration with the City of Cupertino, El Camino Hospital, and the PulsePoint Foundation announce the launch of the “Find the AED Contest”. Participants locate and submit photos of unregistered automated external defibrillators (AED)

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  • April 13, 2015

    ABC World News Tonight: PulsePoint Uses Social Media to Save Lives

    On March 25, 2015, off-duty EMT Walter Huber received an alert through PulsePoint of a cardiac arrest at the school across the street from his home in Sunnyvale, CA.

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  • April 7, 2015

    PulsePoint App nominated for two international Webby Awards

    PLEASANTON, CA – The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) has nominated the lifesaving PulsePoint App in two prestigious categories this year – Best Use of GPS or Location Technology and Social: Health & Fitness. The “Webby” award nominations were announced on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in New York City, with PulsePoint being

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Highlights
  • August 25, 2015

    Thousands of San Diegans Register for Life-Saving Apps

    More than 35,000 San Diego County residents now receive alerts on their phones letting them know of a chance to potentially save someone’s life nearby. That’s how many people have downloaded and registered for the PulsePoint Respond app in the past year since it launched locally. The app, which is free, lets users trained in

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  • June 14, 2015

    Crowdsourcing CPR gets more help to cardiac arrest victims

    If you go into cardiac arrest, getting help within the first few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. A new study shows that help can get to victims more quickly with a mobile-phone app that directs people who know CPR to medical emergencies near them. The researchers call their app a “mobile-phone

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  • June 10, 2015

    Clinical Trial: Mobile-Phone Dispatch of Laypersons for CPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

    Bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before the arrival of emergency-medical-services (EMS) personnel is associated with a rate of survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that is up to three times as high as the rate among patients who do not receive such assistance. Low rates of bystander-initiated CPR are a major obstacle to improved survival

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  • April 13, 2015

    ABC World News Tonight: PulsePoint Uses Social Media to Save Lives

    On March 25, 2015, off-duty EMT Walter Huber received an alert through PulsePoint of a cardiac arrest at the school across the street from his home in Sunnyvale, CA.

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  • April 13, 2015

    PulsePoint App Helps Save Life of Cardiac Arrest Victim

    Media contacts: Life-saving CPR performed after mobile app funded by El Camino Hospital notifies nearby citizen responder SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2015 – On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 lifelong Sunnyvale resident Walter Huber was sitting down to dinner when he received an alert through PulsePoint, a 9-1-1 connected mobile app designed to alert CPR-trained citizens

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News
  • August 26, 2015

    Mobile Devices Alerting CPR-trained Bystanders of Nearby Victims

    The use of mobile phone technology to alert bystanders trained in CPR is helping cardiac arrest victims receive prompt and critical care Cardiac arrest is a severe health issue that poses a threat of brain damage and death. The American Heart Association reports that more than 420,000 emergency medical services-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually.

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  • August 25, 2015

    Thousands of San Diegans Register for Life-Saving Apps

    More than 35,000 San Diego County residents now receive alerts on their phones letting them know of a chance to potentially save someone’s life nearby. That’s how many people have downloaded and registered for the PulsePoint Respond app in the past year since it launched locally. The app, which is free, lets users trained in

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  • August 6, 2015

    Lucas County Commissioners Launch PulsePoint App For Lucas County Residents

    Smartphone app empowers CPR-trained users to provide help immediately following sudden cardiac arrest Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners have partnered with the PulsePoint Foundation to bring life-saving technology to the residents of Lucas County via a mobile app designed to increase citizen awareness of cardiac events and engage them in potentially life-saving CPR.

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  • June 25, 2015

    PulsePoint App Now Available To Santa Barbara County

    Mobile app empowers CPR-trained users and off-duty professionals to provide help immediately after cardiac arrest. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 22, 2015 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, The PulsePoint mobile app will be made available to individuals throughout Santa Barbara County beginning Thursday, June 25. This free app, which

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  • June 14, 2015

    Crowdsourcing CPR gets more help to cardiac arrest victims

    If you go into cardiac arrest, getting help within the first few minutes can mean the difference between life and death. A new study shows that help can get to victims more quickly with a mobile-phone app that directs people who know CPR to medical emergencies near them. The researchers call their app a “mobile-phone

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Press Release
  • August 25, 2015

    Thousands of San Diegans Register for Life-Saving Apps

    More than 35,000 San Diego County residents now receive alerts on their phones letting them know of a chance to potentially save someone’s life nearby. That’s how many people have downloaded and registered for the PulsePoint Respond app in the past year since it launched locally. The app, which is free, lets users trained in

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  • August 6, 2015

    Lucas County Commissioners Launch PulsePoint App For Lucas County Residents

    Smartphone app empowers CPR-trained users to provide help immediately following sudden cardiac arrest Toledo, OH – The Lucas County Commissioners have partnered with the PulsePoint Foundation to bring life-saving technology to the residents of Lucas County via a mobile app designed to increase citizen awareness of cardiac events and engage them in potentially life-saving CPR.

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  • June 25, 2015

    PulsePoint App Now Available To Santa Barbara County

    Mobile app empowers CPR-trained users and off-duty professionals to provide help immediately after cardiac arrest. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SANTA BARBARA, CA. June 22, 2015 – To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, The PulsePoint mobile app will be made available to individuals throughout Santa Barbara County beginning Thursday, June 25. This free app, which

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  • April 19, 2015

    New Plano Smartphone App to Help Heart Attack Victims

    The City of Plano will hold a press conference on Monday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM to kick off a new smartphone app designed to help save more lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). PulsePoint empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to SCA victims. People who are trained in CPR and are willing

    Full Story
  • April 15, 2015

    “Find the AED Contest”: Residents Asked To Find Automated External Defibrillators (AED) For A Chance To Win Prizes

    CONTACT: County Fire – Stephanie Stuehler 408.335.8897 or stephanie.stuehler@sccfd.org Cupertino, CA – April 15, 2015 – Santa Clara County Fire Department in collaboration with the City of Cupertino, El Camino Hospital, and the PulsePoint Foundation announce the launch of the “Find the AED Contest”. Participants locate and submit photos of unregistered automated external defibrillators (AED)

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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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Updates/Bugs/Fixes
  • February 20, 2015

    Walkthrough: PulsePoint AED v1.4 iOS Update

    Version 1.4 for iOS is here We have added a new login method that offers an email/password option. This has been our most requested feature so we are pleased to include it in this release. To improve the accuracy of AED positioning the workflow for adding a new AED has been separated into two screens.

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  • 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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Video
  • April 13, 2015

    ABC World News Tonight: PulsePoint Uses Social Media to Save Lives

    On March 25, 2015, off-duty EMT Walter Huber received an alert through PulsePoint of a cardiac arrest at the school across the street from his home in Sunnyvale, CA.

    Full Story
  • April 13, 2015

    PulsePoint App Helps Save Life of Cardiac Arrest Victim

    Media contacts: Life-saving CPR performed after mobile app funded by El Camino Hospital notifies nearby citizen responder SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2015 – On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 lifelong Sunnyvale resident Walter Huber was sitting down to dinner when he received an alert through PulsePoint, a 9-1-1 connected mobile app designed to alert CPR-trained citizens

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  • March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Opens LAFD PulsePoint Press Conference

    Trouble viewing video? The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) formally launched PulsePoint on Wednesday, March 4th at an event at Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno where 120 students became CPR trained. Fire Chief Ralph M. Terrazas was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD ESC-East Superintendent Roberto Martinez, PulsePoint Foundation President Richard

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  • March 5, 2015

    CBS Coverage of LAFD PulsePoint Launch Event with Mayor Garcetti

    Trouble viewing this video? CBS2 news reporter Kara Finnstrom covers the Los Angeles Fire Department launch event for PulsePoint with Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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  • February 17, 2015

    PulsePoint responders assist with Cleveland courtroom collapse

    Trouble viewing video? CBS affiliate 19 Action News reports on PulsePoint responders assisting bailiff in a Cleveland courtroom after he witnesses a person collapse from cardiac arrest.

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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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1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.