February 10, 2015 | by

PulsePoint Life-saving App is Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2015

Contact:
Kim Ewy, PulsePoint Coordinator
(970) 219-9677

Fort Collins, CO – Survival rates drop by ten percent for every minute a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) waits for CPR. From 4-6 minutes, brain damage occurs, with few resuscitation attempts succeeding after 10 minutes. Now, technology can help citizens trained in CPR and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use become heroes through PulsePoint (www.pulsepoint.org), an innovative, free smartphone App. Citizen responders are notified when there is a 911 call on a SCA and directed to the location. The nearest publicly accessible AED is also shown.

Free educational opportunities will be available by citizen CPR trainers scheduling sessions at local businesses to educate staff and employees. The efficacy of the App is determined by community involvement- get trained in CPR and sign up to receive the PulsePoint alerts. Additional certification CPR training is available through the American Heart Association and American Red Cross.

Please download the App through Google Play or Apple App store. Additionally, there is a PulsePoint AED App, which allows the public to register locations of publicly accessible AEDs.

*Media Representatives: If you would like to have a live demonstration please contact Patrick Love at plove@poudre-fire.org.

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Download Source: Poudre Fire Authority Press Release (PDF)